In the second half, the Netherlands added one goal to their two scored in the first half to defeat the host nation of Brazil 3-0 in the third place match.
Georginio Wijnaldum scored the third goal in the first of five minutes of stoppage time.
The match was ripe with poor refereeing, which started early. The first goal of the match, scored on a penalty kick, was the result of a play that should have been a red card (but only issued a yellow card) and took place outside of the box (therefore should have been a free kick, not a penalty). On the second goal, it was offsides. The yellow cards given out in the remainder of the game were also questionable, including the dive given out to the Brazil player for this play:
In the end, the loss capped off a historically poor World Cup run for Brazil. The 9 goals allowed in the most recent three halves (not including the second half) were as many as they had allowed in the 12 prior games combined. The 14 goals allowed in the entire World Cup were the most Brazil has ever given up in any World Cup, ever. It was the first time Brazil lost at home in consecutive games since 1937.
For the Netherlands, the coach Louis van Gaal topped off the match with a symbolic gesture to allow the third string goalie - the only player on the roster not to have appeared yet in the World Cup - to sub in in the final minutes of the match. He subbed out goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen and sent in Michel Vorm in the 3rd minute of stoppage time. It was the second time that Cilessen was subbed out this tournament, the second time being in the quarterfinals match when he sent in Tim Krul to win the penalty kicks that decided the game against Costa Rica.
The championship match between Germany and Argentina is tomorrow afternoon.