Brazil Vs Netherlands: 5 Things You Should Know Before The Game

These two teams duke it out for 3rd place. Here's what you need to know.

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1. Brazilian Thiago Silva will be available for selection after missing out from the semi-final against Germany

Thiago Silva will return after serving his suspension.

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2. Netherlands hasn't scored in the past two games in normal time, with the last goal scored against Mexico in the 87th minute.

Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored the last goal for Netherlands.

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3. Brazil and Netherlands have met 11 times. Brazil and Netherlands have won 3 each with the rest ending in a draw.

Brazil has met Netherlands 11 times, winning 3 of them.

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4. The attack line for Brazil isn't too good either. Fred and Hulk had 0 shots, 0 chances created and 0 headers won in the semi-final against Germany

Fred and Hulk has been disappointing for Brazil in absence of Neymar.

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5. This could be a big problem as Dutch defender Rob Vlaar had a brilliant game against Argentina. He won all tackles, duels and had 92% passing accuracy

Ron Vlaar had an excellent game against Argentina. He was solid in all aspects.

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Brazil had a tough time during the World Cup. Read about their journey HERE:

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