Brazil v Holland 0-3 player ratings

Brazil (4-3-2-1): Cesar 6 - Maicon 6, Luiz 5, Thiago Silva 6, Maxwell 5.5 - Gustavo 5 (Fernandinho 45 5.5), Ramires 6 (Hulk 70  5), Paulinho 5 (Hernanes 57 5.5) - Oscar 6.5, Willian 5.5 - Jo 5.5. Coach Felipe Scolari 4.

Holland (3-5-2): Cillessen 6.5 (Vorm 90+3 unrated) - de Vrij 7, Vlaar 6, Martins Indi 5.5 - Kuyt 6, Wijnaldum 7, Clasie 6 (Veltman 90 unrated), de Guzman 6, Blind 7 (Janmaat 70 6.5) - van Persie 6, Robben 8. Coach Louis van Gaal 7.

Goals: Van Persie 3 (11m), Blind 17, Wijnaldum 90+1

Referee: Djamel Haimoudi (Algeria) 4.5

Man of the match: Arjen Robben (Holland) 8


In Brazil, most players were on a very average level, with Oscar being the best Brazilian on the pitch, Willian attempting something, Maicon making several good forward runs, and Cesar doing ok but conceding a goal in his corner. On the other hand, David Luiz didn't do anything, let alone defend, and with Gustavo and Paulinho he was the worst player on the pitch. A special mention goes to Luis Felipe Scolari, the coach who didn't design neither defensive nor offensive tactics for the World Cup he wanted to win.


In Holland, there were average performances across the board, with Arjen Robben being by far the best player. Wijnaldum, De Vrij and Blind deserve a mention for good performances. The others didn't excel, including goalkeeper Cillessen who was actually untested throughout the match.


Referee Djamel Haimoudi lost control of the match in the second half, and the penalty kick for Holland in the 3rd minute didn't exist. He didn't whistle two penalty kicks in the second half, one for Holland when Robben was fouled, one for Brazil when Vlaar handled the ball. Awful performance, one of the worst in this World Cup. Near the end of the match the players started making brutal tackles and he didn't do anything to stop that. Some of the decisions during the match were ridiculous. Awful. Coincidentally, Yuichi Nishimura was the 4th official.