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World Cup Third Place Match Open Thread

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This isn't where Brazil or the Netherlands want to be, but it should make for a decent appetizer to Sunday's finale.

Forget appetizers, he would have rather just had the main course.
Forget appetizers, he would have rather just had the main course.
Laurence Griffiths

Ah, what could have been...

Both Brazil and the Netherlands have things to prove. The hosts will be looking to pick themselves off the mat after their humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany. The Netherlands will try to somewhat get the bitter taste of their penalty shootout loss out of their mouths.

The third place match has been entertaining. The last three Wold Cups have seen at least four goals in this match. Will we see fireworks today? With the pressure off, will Tim Krul get a start? Follow along with is today.

Match Day Links

Neymar's agent is apparently not a fan of Brazil's manager.

Brazil won't win the tournament, but it may pay off political dividends for its President.

Hulk did not have a good tournament.

200 Ghana fans have asked for asylum in Brazil.

Arjen Robben says Argentina has "no chance" of beating Germany.

Louis Van Gaal thinks this whole third place match thing is stupid.

His team is also disappointed at coming up empty once again.