FALLING APART

Brazil Spanked Again

In a match to determine who comes in third on Saturday, Brazil continued its tragic host run, losing 3-0 to the Netherlands. The win gives the Netherlands a second straight top-three finish in a World Cup (the team also beat Brazil in 2010's quarterfinal). Brazil's demise came early after goals by Robin van Persie and Daley Blind. Then salt was poured in the open wound during stoppage time when Georginio Wijnaldum scored the third goal. After the drubbing by Germany, many pundits and even President Dilma Rousseff, called for reform in Brazilian soccer. On Sunday, Argentina and Germany will face off for the championship.