The Shoes That Won Last Night: Netherlands Wins Third Place

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Worst week ever? After their embarrassing elimination, Brazil’s skid continues with a 0-3 loss to the Dutch in the World Cup’s third-place game. The loss marks the first time in 78 years that Brazil has lost two consecutive World Cup games, signifying the downfall of a football dynasty. Meanwhile, for Netherlands, they avenged their semifinals loss with a strong showing from the jump, triggered by a penalty goal at 3′ from Robin van Persie. It didn’t take long for them to add to that lead, scoring again in the first half, and the World Cup hosts failed to get on the board for the duration, bringing an end to one of the most unbelievable streaks of bad luck we’ve seen in quite some time.

Take a look at Netherlands’ bronze-winning boots, plus last night’s MLB standouts after the break.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

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