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2014 FIFA World Cup Third Place Match: Brazil vs. The Netherlands

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"When it's 12:53 in Germany what time is it in Brazil? 7 to 1." (courtesy of Mike McGrew)

Julian Finney

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The Teams

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Brazil

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

FIFA World Ranking: 3

How They Got Here

Qualifying: Hosts (Automatically Qualified)
Group Stage: Winner of Group A. (2-1-0, 7 pts)
Round of 16: Defeated Chile 1(3)-1(2).
Quarterfinals: Defeated Colombia 2-0
Semifinals: Lost to Germany 7-1.

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The Netherlands

Region: UEFA
Manager: Louis van Gaal

FIFA World Ranking: 15

How They Got Here

Qualifying: Winners of UEFA Group D
Group Stage: Winner of Group B (3-0-0, 9 pts)
Round of 16: Defeated Mexico 2-1
Quarterfinals: Defeated Costa Rica 0(4)-0(3)
Semifinals: Lost to Argentina 0(2)-0(4)

Other Info

Date: July 12th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, Brazil