KICK-OFF! Brazil 0-0 Netherlands
Gnomadic, I've always been in favour of having the best man for the job. Of course, being from that nation would help in terms of culture and language.
Arjen Robben is clean through and Thaigo Silva hauls him down for a clear red, but the referee only books the Brazil captain! Madness!
ROBIN VAN PERSIE PENALTY!
Well well well, justice is done as RVP tucks away an expert penalty just out of reach to Juli Cesar's left.
12 goals allowed is the most of any team in this World Cup and the worst in Brazil's history.
That would have been a certain red card in any other game, but the referee bottled that one. Poor decision not to send off the Brazil captain, and he's lucky to still be on.
5' - ooh, Ramires is inches away from meeting a cross on the six-yard line, but the ball evades his diving volley!