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Brazil undone by poor defending, Dutch take third

RIO DE JANEIRO: Dreadful defending cost Brazil dear yet again on Saturday as the World Cup hosts slumped to a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in a playoff for third place, underlining just how far the 'Selecao' have fallen down world soccer's…

Dutch stun Mexico with last-gasp 2-1 win

FORTALEZA: A remarkable last-gasp turnaround by the Netherlands earned them a 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico on Sunday and a place in the World Cup quarter-finals as they equalized in the 88th minute and won it with a stoppage-time…

Dutch down Chile, likely to dodge Brazil

SAO PAULO: A powerful and pacey Netherlands side beat Chile 2-0 on Monday in a match that burst into life late on, securing them top spot in World Cup Group B and meaning they look set to avoid hosts Brazil in the last 16. Substitute Leroy…