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  • Date:02 Jul 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
  • Attendance:40,186
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92:39 +2.39

Centre by Ricardo Kaka.

91:21 +1.21

Mark Van Bommel concedes a free kick for a foul on da Silva Dani Alves. Soares Julio Cesar takes the free kick.

89:13

Sisenando Maicon crosses the ball, Andre Ooijer manages to make a clearance.

88:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ferreira Lucio by Mark Van Bommel. Da Silva Dani Alves has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

87:09

Unfair challenge on da Silva Dani Alves by Mark Van Bommel results in a free kick. Gilberto Silva restarts play with the free kick.

85:06

The offside flag is raised against Dirk Kuyt. Direct free kick taken by Ferreira Lucio.

84:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maarten Stekelenburg by De Souza Robinho. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar replaces Robin van Persie. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the direct free kick.

84:06

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by da Silva Dani Alves, save by Maarten Stekelenburg.

83:58

Ricardo Kaka takes a shot. Blocked by Andre Ooijer.

83:49

Wesley Sneijder takes a shot. Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.

82:52

The referee blows for offside against De Souza Robinho. Indirect free kick taken by Andre Ooijer.

81:19

Outswinging corner taken by Sisenando Maicon from the right by-line, Gilberto Silva takes a shot. Save by Maarten Stekelenburg.

81:02

Corner taken right-footed by Sisenando Maicon.

80:45

Ferreira Lucio takes a shot. Blocked by Andre Ooijer.

80:28

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sisenando Maicon, clearance by Robin van Persie.

80:14

The ball is swung over by Honorato da Silva Nilmar, Andre Ooijer gets a block in.

79:02

Unfair challenge on Wesley Sneijder by Ricardo Kaka results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Robin van Persie.

78:53

Gregory Van Der Wiel takes a shot. Silveira Juan gets a block in.

77:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Arjen Robben on Da Silva Gilberto. Da Silva Dani Alves takes the free kick.

76:42

The referee penalises Wesley Sneijder for handball. Sisenando Maicon restarts play with the free kick. Honorato da Silva Nilmar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Clemente Luis Fabiano.

75:36

Andre Ooijer goes into the book.

74:09

Da Silva Dani Alves concedes a free kick for a foul on Arjen Robben. Robin van Persie restarts play with the free kick, A cross is delivered by Soares Julio Cesar, save made by Soares Julio Cesar.

72:44

De Carvalho Felipe Melo concedes a free kick for a foul on Arjen Robben. De Carvalho Felipe Melo is shown a red card for violent conduct. Wesley Sneijder delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

71:28

Gregory Van Der Wiel challenges De Souza Robinho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by De Souza Robinho.

71:22

The ball is swung over by Wesley Sneijder, save by Soares Julio Cesar.

69:54

Da Silva Dani Alves challenges Wesley Sneijder unfairly and gives away a free kick. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst takes the direct free kick.

69:40

Centre by Sisenando Maicon, Andre Ooijer makes a clearance.

68:35

Mark Van Bommel concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Kaka. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sisenando Maicon, clearance by Mark Van Bommel.

67:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder scores a headed goal from close in. Holland 2-1 Brazil.The assist for the goal came from Dirk Kuyt.

65:59

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Wesley Sneijder from the right by-line, clearance by Gilberto Silva.

65:53

Robin van Persie crosses the ball, Da Silva Gilberto gets a block in.

65:36

Unfair challenge on Dirk Kuyt by Da Silva Gilberto results in a free kick. Wesley Sneijder takes the direct free kick.

65:04

Ricardo Kaka produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

63:51

Nigel De Jong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on De Souza Robinho. Nigel De Jong is cautioned. De Souza Robinho restarts play with the free kick.

62:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giovanni Van Bronckhorst by da Silva Dani Alves. Direct free kick taken by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst.

61:28

Da Silva Gilberto on for Fernandes Michel Bastos.

61:00

Da Silva Dani Alves has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

60:42

Nigel De Jong concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Kaka. Direct free kick taken by Sisenando Maicon.

54:34

Robin van Persie is ruled offside. Soares Julio Cesar restarts play with the free kick.

52:25

Headed own goal by De Carvalho Felipe Melo. Holland 1-1 Brazil.

52:24

The ball is delivered by Wesley Sneijder.

52:22

Assist by Wesley Sneijder.

51:54

Arjen Robben fouled by Fernandes Michel Bastos, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Wesley Sneijder.

50:18

De Carvalho Felipe Melo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Van Bommel. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst takes the free kick.

49:34

Effort from the edge of the box by Wesley Sneijder goes wide of the right-hand upright.

48:54

Da Silva Dani Alves challenges Nigel De Jong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst.

47:46

Corner taken right-footed by da Silva Dani Alves, Silveira Juan has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

46:55

Gregory Van Der Wiel is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

45:47 +0.47

Sisenando Maicon produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

44:58

Gregory Van Der Wiel crosses the ball.

43:19

Corner taken by Sisenando Maicon.

42:14

Robin van Persie challenges Sisenando Maicon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sisenando Maicon crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Dirk Kuyt.

41:34

Fernandes Michel Bastos delivers the ball, clearance by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst.

39:38

Wesley Sneijder gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Kaka. De Souza Robinho restarts play with the free kick.

38:29

Sisenando Maicon challenges Dirk Kuyt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Maarten Stekelenburg restarts play with the free kick.

37:25

Unfair challenge on da Silva Dani Alves by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gilberto Silva.

36:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Arjen Robben by Fernandes Michel Bastos. The referee shows Fernandes Michel Bastos a yellow card. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Arjen Robben from right wing, clearance made by Ferreira Lucio.

34:46

Silveira Juan challenges Robin van Persie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Wesley Sneijder from the free kick, save by Soares Julio Cesar.

34:08

Wesley Sneijder challenges da Silva Dani Alves unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Soares Julio Cesar.

33:49

Arjen Robben takes a short corner.

33:36

Dirk Kuyt produces a cross, Gilberto Silva gets a block in.

32:43

De Souza Robinho challenges Gregory Van Der Wiel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andre Ooijer.

31:32

Da Silva Dani Alves produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Maarten Stekelenburg makes a save.

30:46

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by da Silva Dani Alves from the right by-line.

30:28

Shot from 20 yards from Gilberto Silva. Save by Maarten Stekelenburg.

29:55

Shot by Arjen Robben. Blocked by Silveira Juan.

27:18

Unfair challenge on Ricardo Kaka by Andre Ooijer results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by da Silva Dani Alves, Clemente Luis Fabiano produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

25:38

Clemente Luis Fabiano concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Heitinga. Andre Ooijer restarts play with the free kick.

24:56

Centre by da Silva Dani Alves, Strike by Silveira Juan from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

24:15

Corner taken by da Silva Dani Alves played to the near post.

23:43

Wesley Sneijder concedes a free kick for a foul on Ferreira Lucio. Gilberto Silva restarts play with the free kick.

23:04

Foul by Fernandes Michel Bastos on Arjen Robben, free kick awarded. Arjen Robben takes the direct free kick.

21:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Ooijer on De Carvalho Felipe Melo. Direct free kick taken by De Carvalho Felipe Melo.

21:04

The ball is swung over by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, save made by Soares Julio Cesar.

17:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nigel De Jong by De Souza Robinho. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.

15:35

Unfair challenge on Arjen Robben by Fernandes Michel Bastos results in a free kick. Robin van Persie fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

15:24

The ball is swung over by Dirk Kuyt, clearance made by Silveira Juan.

13:04

Unfair challenge on Clemente Luis Fabiano by Johnny Heitinga results in a free kick. Johnny Heitinga receives a yellow card. Da Silva Dani Alves shoots direct from the free kick.

10:54

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Wesley Sneijder, save made by Soares Julio Cesar.

10:39

Shot by Dirk Kuyt. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.

9:21

De Souza Robinho gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Holland 0-1 Brazil.Assist by De Carvalho Felipe Melo.

7:56

The ball is swung over by Sisenando Maicon.

7:22

The offside flag is raised against da Silva Dani Alves. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the indirect free kick.

3:41

The official flags Robin van Persie offside. Sisenando Maicon takes the free kick.

3:04

Unfair challenge on Mark Van Bommel by De Carvalho Felipe Melo results in a free kick. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst takes the free kick.

2:22

Da Silva Dani Alves challenges Arjen Robben unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

1:28

Andre Ooijer challenges Clemente Luis Fabiano unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ricardo Kaka.

0:53

The ball is swung over by Dirk Kuyt, Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.

The game gets underway.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The match restarts for the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Dunga rejects Cruyff criticism Brazil coach Dunga has dismissed Dutch legend Johan Cruyff's damning indictment of his team ahead of Friday`s World Cup quarter-final clash with Holland. Cruyff insisted he would not pay to watch the current crop of Brazilians, who will continue their bid for a sixth world title at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. Dunga's team very much reflects both his personality and the way he played in the midfield engine room, and while the defensive resilience he has instilled may not be to the liking of all observers, he is making no apologies for his approach. Asked about Cruyff's remarks, he said: "It's up to him. Cruyff can pay to watch this game if he wants. "There are many games on offer and democracy allows you to make your own choice. "But I am sure Cruyff is not going to pay for the ticket, so therefore he can watch it if he wants to. "My grandfather said in his day football was excellent. My father said that, I say that and I am sure my son and my grandson are going to say exactly the same, that in their day the football was very good, that the players could dribble magnificently, they could head magnificently. "We know world-class players are always outstanding at any time." Dunga's team have safely negotiated their way to the last eight with only Portugal managing to avoid defeat against them as the sides drew 0-0 in the group stages. They remain favourites to lift the trophy despite the misgivings of their critics, although the manager remains philosophical. He said: "I have made my own mistakes and, at the end of the day, I often think about what I could have done differently. "Even when I am correct, there is always another way to look at options. "I am not actually reading the press any longer because what I read in the morning and what I read at night are two different things." Dunga was part of the team which beat Holland in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to secure a place in the final of the 1998 World Cup, only to eventually lose 3-0 to hosts France. That proved to be Dunga's final game for his country, and one which sticks in his memory. He said: "It was a very emotional game, the '98 final. I know we didn't play as well as we could, but we did give of our best right to the last minute." Dunga, who is without suspended midfielder Ramires, confirmed that Elano will not be involved as he battles to shake off an ankle injury. However, Felipe Melo has returned to training and should be available. Giovanni van Bronckhorst has warned Brazil that Holland are ready to break their World Cup stranglehold over them. The Dutch have twice in recent times suffered heartbreaking exits at the hands of the five-times winners, going out at the quarter-final stage in 1994 and then in the semis four years later. But there is a confidence this time around they can get past Dunga's men and stake their own claim on a trophy they have never won despite several near misses. He said: "We want to win the game, that's obvious. "Obviously, the games in the past haven't gone our way, but we want to win the World Cup, and that means we have to beat Brazil. "We are confident, but we are playing against a great team. Football is played for 90 minutes or even longer and we will go out and do everything we can to win the game. "We are a tight group. This team has been together for four or six years now and we know what the strengths of all the players are. "It's always good to go out on to the pitch with a team you can trust. "We go into every game to win it and fight for each other, and everybody has to believe we can win this match. "The game against Brazil is a big game, but we are confident and we will go out on to the pitch Friday to win." Holland's progress to the quarter-finals has been little short of serene as they emerged from a group also including Japan, Denmark and Cameroon with a 100% record before beating Slovakia far more comprehensively than the 2-1 scoreline suggests in the last 16. However, there is a feeling there is more to come. The stakes will be raised considerably on Friday, but coach Bert van Marwijk has no doubts his players are ready for the challenge. He said: "Absolutely. We always try to prepare ourselves as well as possible, but the players are really, really excited for what is a very important game."

Formation:4231Manager: Bert Van Marwijk

Holland

Formation: 4312Manager: Carlos Dunga

Brazil

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Gregory Van Der Wiel
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Joris Mathijsen
  • Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
  • Mark Van Bommel
  • Nigel De Jong
  • Arjen Robben
  • Wesley Sneijder
  • Dirk Kuyt
  • Robin van Persie
  • SUBS
  • Michel Vorm
  • Khalid Boulahrouz
  • Andre Ooijer
  • Demy De Zeeuw
  • Edson Braafheid
  • Eljero Elia
  • Stijn Schaars
  • Ryan Babel
  • Ibrahim Afellay
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
  • Rafael Van der Vaart
  • Sander Boschker

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Match Report

Sneijder dumps Brazil Wesley Sneijder dumped favourites Brazil out of the World Cup as Holland finally got the better of their South American nemesis with a 2-1 victory. But they had to come from behind to avenge their heartbreaking defeats of 1994 and 1998 and book their place in the semi-finals. Robinho, who had already had an effort ruled out for offside, fired the Brazilians ahead with just 10 minutes gone, and the Dutch struggled to cope during the opening 45 minutes. But Felipe Melo's 53rd-minute own goal gave them fresh impetus and Sneijder won it 22 minutes from time as Melo was dismissed for stamping on Arjen Robben. However, Holland will have to do without both full-back Gregory van der Wiel and midfielder Nigel de Jong for Tuesday's semi-final in Cape Town after both collected second bookings. Dutch legend Johan Cruyff had claimed dismissively before the game that he would not pay to watch this Brazil team, and if he did stay away from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, he may have been glad he did so at half-time. Dunga's men may not possess the all flair of their forebears, but they had more than enough to cut Holland open almost at will, and the 1-0 lead they enjoyed at half-time was scant reward for their dominance. Robinho thought he had given the South Americans the lead with just eight minutes gone after Luis Fabiano and Dani Alves combined to carve open the path to goal and he supplied the finish. An offside flag ended that celebration, but the #32.5million man did not have to wait too long for a chance to ease his disappointment. This time, it was defensive midfielder Melo who split the Dutch rearguard wide open with a straight ball down the middle, and Robinho left orange shirts floundering in his wake as he beat keeper Maarten Stekelenburg with consummate ease. But for Stekelenburg, the game would effectively have been over by the break with the Ajax man pulling off a fine one-handed save to keep out Kaka's curling 31st-minute effort after Robinho and Luis Fabiano had left Holland once again chasing shadows down the left. The keeper was relieved to see full-back Maicon's rasping drive, which bore similarities to Carlos Alberto's stunning strike in 1970, tear into the side-netting in injury time with the Dutch very much up against it. But they resumed in more determined fashion, and they got their reward within eight minutes of he restart when, after Sneijder had curled a cross hopefully into the penalty area, Julio Cesar and Melo challenged each other and the ball went in off the midfielder's head. Robben started to cause problems in the wake of the goal, but Alves flashed a long-range effort just wide and Kaka also went close at the other end as Brazil responded. But it was Holland who took the lead with 22 minutes remaining when Kuyt flicked on Robben's corner and Sneijder steered a header into the net. Melo received his marching orders five minutes later for senselessly stamping on Robben with his side's World Cup dream rapidly unravelling. Andre Ooijer's last-ditch tackle denied Kaka five minutes from time, and there was no way back for the five-time winners.

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