Friday, July 2, 2010

Brazil Knocked out by Netherlands

Five-time world champions Brazil has been knocked out of the FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa. The Quarter final match at Port Elizabeth witnessed the best teams namely Brazil often referred as 'A Seleção' and Netherlands known as 'The Oranje' in reference to their orange jersey.

Yellow cards clouded both the teams. Brazil's star players Kaka, Felipe Melo, Juan, Luis Fabiano entered the ground carrying yellow cards. The Dutch team saw as many as 8 players carrying yellow cards.

Brazil had a sensational opening with ROBINHO converting the pass from FELIPE MELO to a goal on the very 10th minute of the match. The Dutch team trailing by 1-0 started promisingly the second half. The Oranje was lucky to get a same side goal from FELIPE MELO on the 53rd minute.

That made it 1-1. This was the second time the Dutch team have benifited from an own goal (the previous one being against Denmark where Daniel Agger scored an OG). Finally Wesley SNEIJDER scored the oranje's first goal on the 68th minute and won the man of the match award.

On the 73rd minute, FELIPE MELO was given a red card and sent off the field. And that saw the end of Brazil's dream of a sixth world crown dismantled at the quarter-final stage. The Netherlands are on their way to Semi-final match at Cape Town.


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