Netherlands 2-1 Brazil

16 Photos
  • Dutch courage

    A Netherlands supporter waves her national flag before the game.

    Rockin' Robin

    Robinho of Brazil walks down the tunnel in Port Elizabeth.


    Netherlands' winger Arjen Robben writhes in pain as Brazil targeted him in the opening exchanges.

    Open season

    Robinho of Brazil scores his side's first goal as he found a gap in the Dutch defence.

  • Samba celebrations

    Robinho celebrates after putting his side 1-0 up.

    Crunch time

    Mark Van Bommel is tackled by Gilberto Silva and Juan.


    Kaka is taken down by Nigel De Jong as the two teams attempted to show their physical presence.

    Super Stek

    Netherlands' goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg saves from Kaka to keep his side in the game.

  • Melo woe #1

    Brazil's midfielder Felipe Melo scores an own goal to gift Netherlands an equaliser.

    Wes winner

    Wesley Sneijder scores his team's second goal from close range to complete the comeback.

    Camera man

    Sneijder celebrates after giving his side the lead.

    Nearly there

    Dirk Kuyt (R) and Arjen Robben (11) celebrate as the Dutch had one eye on their first final since 1978.

  • Melo woe #2

    Felipe Melo (5) is sent off for a clash with Arjen Robben.

    Stamping ground

    Melo stamped on Robben's leg to receive a deserved red card.

    It's all over

    A World Cup dream dies, as Kaka holds his head.

    Exit stage right

    Brazil leave the pitch to return home, with Dunga ready to step down.