Updated: Sunday, 13 July 2014 04:54 | By Agence France-Presse

Boos as Brazil trail Netherlands at half-time

Hosts Brazil exited to boos from their fans as they trooped off trailing the Netherlands 2-0 at half-time in the World Cup's third place play-off in Brasilia on Saturday.


Boos as Brazil trail Netherlands at half-time

Brazil's defender David Luiz (3-L) prepares for a free kick during the third place play-off football match between Brazil and Netherlands in Brasilia on July 12, 2014 - by Damien Meyer

Holland raced into a second minute lead after Brazil captain Thiago Silva brought down Arjen Robben in the box, with Robin van Persie converting the penalty for his  fourth goal of the competition.

Silva, returning after missing the 7-1 Germany semi-final mauling due to suspension, picked up a yellow card from Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi.

David Luiz, bought by Paris Saint-Germain from Chelsea for £40 million before the World Cup, was badly at fault for the second. His headed clearance went straight to Daley Blind who volleyed in for his first international goal.

Wesley Sneijder was a last-minute withdrawal from the Dutch team after injuring himself in the warm-up. Jonathan de Guzman took his place.

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