[I’m blogging this post-game.]

I doubt there’s anyone out there who’s not a believer in Brazil, but if there is, this game should serve as an example of their greatness. Ironically, if you didn’t see the game but just looked at the stats, you wouldn’t know it: Possession was 50-50, corner kicks, fouls and shots on goal were all roughly equal. Yet Brazil were never threatened. The Dutch, who await Brazil in the quarterfinals, are going to need an incredible game to win.