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Brazil has 6 new players for 3rd-place match

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm •  Published: July 12, 2014

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Left back Maxwell and striker Jo are among the players entering Brazil's lineup for the third-place match against the Netherlands on Saturday.

Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari made four other changes from the team that started the devastating 7-1 loss to Germany in semifinals. Captain Thiago Silva, who missed the match against Germany because of a yellow card suspension, was back in the lineup as expected, but the coach also included three new midfielders: Willian, Ramires and Paulinho.

Leaving the team were Marcelo, Dante, Fernandinho, Hulk, Bernard and Fred.

Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal, in his final match with the Netherlands before joining Manchester United, made only one change from the team that lost on penalties to Argentina in the semifinals. He replaced Nigel de Jong, who earlier in the tournament had a groin injury, with Jordy Clasie. There was some late concern over the fitness of Wesley Sneijder, who appeared to hurt his leg ahead of the match.



Brazil: Julio Cesar; Maicon, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Ramires, Willian, Oscar; Jo.

Netherlands: Jasper Cillessen; Dirk Kuyt, Ron Vlaar, Stefan de Vrij, Bruno Martins Indi, Jordy Clasie, Daley Blind; Georginio Wijnaldum, Wesley Sneijder; Arjen Robben, Robin van Persie.