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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over host Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday.
With the result, the Netherlands finishes a World Cup unbeaten in regular play for the first time. It lost to Argentina on penalties in the semifinals.
The loss added to Brazil s frustration at the home tournament following the disastrous 7-1 defeat to Germany.