Current Affairs Global - 13 July 2014

1. The Netherlands secured the third place in the 2014 World Cup after defeating host Brazil by 3-0 on yesterday night, adding to the hosts- miserable finale to the tournament. This is yet another humiliating defeat for the host team after their worst-ever World Cup defeat by a 7-1 against Germany in the semi-finals.


This is the first time that the Dutch have ended a World Cup in third place, having lost the 1974, 1978 and 2010 finals and in their only other battle for third place, against Croatia in 1998.