Friday, July 2, 2010

Netherlands Stun Brazil

The Netherlands have defeated Brazil 2  to 1 in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.  This turned out to be a historical game, as this was the first time Brazil has lost in its World Cup history after leading at halftime.  Robinho scored in the tenth minute to give Brazil a one nothing lead, but the Netherlands played hard the rest of the half to keep the score close.  In the second half, Brazilian midfielder Felipe Melo knocked in an own goal to tie the game at one.  This was just the beginning of his nightmare.  When Wesley Sniejder scored in the 68th minute to give Brazil the lead, Melo was the defender who was supposed to be marking him.  He later received a red card for stomping on the leg of a Netherlands player who was on the ground. 

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