Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari,center right, and Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar, center left, leave the pitch with other players after  the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari,center right, and Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar, center left, leave the pitch with other players after the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Netherlands' Dirk Kuyt, second left, and Arjen Robben applaud their supporters after their 3-0 victory over Brazil during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Netherlands' Dirk Kuyt, second left, and Arjen Robben applaud their supporters after their 3-0 victory over Brazil during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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.