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Brazil booed as Netherlands claim third

Brazil's miserable World Cup campaign ended in a chorus of boos yesterday as the hosts slumped to a 3-0 defeat against the Netherlands in the third place playoff match.

A penalty from Robin van Persie and a Daley Blind strike saw the Dutch take a 2-0 lead after only 17 minutes as Brazil endured more woe after their humiliating 7-1 semi-final rout by Germany.

Once again Brazil's defence was hopelessly exposed, with the first Dutch goal coming when van Persie sent Arjen Robben racing in behind them.

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