World Cup 2010: Brazil vs. Netherlands Live Stream [UPDATED]
World Cup favorites Brazil and the Netherlands (Holland) lock horns at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth for this much-awaited quarterfinal encounter.
These two teams are yet to taste defeat at the tournament so far, having topped their groups and come through their respective Round of 16 matches. Brazil eased to a 3-0 victory over Chile while the Dutch defeated Slovakia 2-1.
The Netherlands is one of the best footballing nations never to win a Cup, but if Bert van Marwijk’s men are going to change that, they must beat a team that has already worn the trophy five times. The Samba Boys defeated the Dutch 3-2 in the 1994 quarterfinals in the United States and on penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in the semis four years later. However, coach Marwijk said they are not afraid of the South Americans.
The Dutch have no injury worries and the return to fitness of Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben has made a big difference in their attack. Both defenses are amazing, and with so much offensive firepower on both sides the match could come down to what pundits say as the most exciting fixture in this year’s World Cup.
The match kicks-off at 16:00 CET (10:00 a.m. ET).
UPDATE: The Netherlands came from behind to defeat Brazil 2-1 and become the first semifinalist of the 2010 World Cup. Robinho scored first for the Samba Boys, but an own goal by Felipe Melo in the 53rd minute leveled the game. Twenty minutes before time, Wesley Sneijder headed in the winner from a corner to give Oranje the lead.