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More misery for Brazil as Dutch take third place

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BRASíLIA - Brazil's traumatic World Cup ended with more pain on Saturday as they lost 3-0 to a superior Netherlands side in the third-place play-off at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia. 

Netherlands' forward and captain Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring a goal during the third place play-off football match between Brazil and Netherlands at the National Stadium in Brasilia on July 12, 2014

Still struggling to digest their record-breaking 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-finals, Brazil had a similarly disastrous start against the Dutch, with Robin van Persie opening the scoring from the penalty spot inside three minutes.

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