Brazil vs Netherlands, FIFA World Cup 2014: Shattered Brazil Look to Rescue Pride in Third Place Match

The third place FIFA World Cup 2014 match between Brazil and the Netherlands could prove to be Luiz Felipe Scolari's last in charge, and the coach is likely to make changes to a team whose confidence has been so badly damaged.

updated: July 11, 2014 11:06 IST
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Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (L) directs his players at a training session in Teresopolis on July 10, 2014, during the FIFA World Cup. Brazil will face Netherlands on July 12, in the third place play-off for the FIFA World Cup tournament in Brasilia.


Brasilia, Brazil: Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to rescue some of their battered pride after their humiliating World Cup semifinal defeat to Germany by beating the Netherlands in Saturday's third-place play-off in Brasilia. (Also read: Neymar breaks down in tears)

It is the one game that no team ever wants to take part in, but the encounter at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium took on extra significance after the hosts' dream of lifting the trophy at the Maracana 24 hours later was ended by their record 7-1 loss against the Germans.

Neymar missed that match after fracturing a bone in his back in the quarterfinal win against Colombia, but the 22-year-old superstar faced the media on Thursday as he called for Brazil to bow out on a high. (Also read: Neymar's agent calls Scolari 'old jerk')

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