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World Cup 2014: Brazil-Netherlands Third Place - match times, tv info, odds, previews, open thread

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One team couldn't score at all. The other couldn't stop giving up goals. Now, they fight it out for third place.

Will the Hunter get rewarded with a start today?
Will the Hunter get rewarded with a start today?
Ronald Martinez

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

Friday's Schedule

MATCH TIME (CT) NETWORK TEAMS / SITE REFEREE ANNOUNCERS ODDS
63 3:00pm ESPN Brazil vs Netherlands
Estadio Nacional
Brasilia
Djamel Haimoudi
(ALG)
Jon Champion
Stewart Robson
Brazil 11:10
Netherlands 5:2
Draw 11:4

Game 63: Brazil-Netherlands

It's the twelfth meeting between the two nations, with each team having won thrice amidst five draws. This, obviously, is more of a friendly than anything, though it still counts as a competitive match. It's very likely that both sides will see major changes, though Brazil does have extra incentive to win after their spectacular implosion in the semifinal. One thing you might expect: starting roles for Memphis Depay and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on the Dutch side. Other than that, it's hard to tell what the managers will try to accomplish this afternoon. It could also be the last World Cup appearance for a lot of folks, including the big three in front of the Dutch attack.

Conforming with its lack of relative import, there's no SB Nation preview for this match. But you've got nothing better to do, so join us here, sit back and relax, and enjoy the next-to-last game of this year's World Cup.