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Davide Sannazzaro

Davide Sannazzaro

Rodriguez now just 90 minutes away from Golden Boot

Tags: Argentina, Brazil, colombia, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Holland, nigeria, Portugal, Sony Handycam ®, Spain, USA

Robin van Persie netted his fourth goal of the tournament as Netherlands claimed third place in the 2014 World Cup with a 3-0 play-off victory over hosts Brazil.

Brazil v Netherlands: 3rd Place Playoff - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

However, despite scoring in just the third minute from the penalty spot after Thiago Silva had fouled Arjen Robben, the Manchester United striker failed to close further on Golden Boot favourite James Rodriguez.

The Colombian still heads the scoring chart on six goals, with only German midfielders Thomas Müller and André Schürrle and Argentina’s skipper Lionel Messi having any realistic chance equalling – let alone overhauling – the AS Monaco attacker.

Van Persie ended his campaign as Holland’s top scorer in the competition, one ahead of Bayern star Robben.

Top scorers

6 goals
James Rodríguez – Colombia

5 goals
Thomas Müller – Germany

4 goals
Lionel Messi – Argentina
Robin van Persie – Netherlands
Neymar – Brazil

3 goals
André Schürrle – Germany
Karim Benzema – France
Arjen Robben – Netherlands
Enner Valencia – Ecuador
Xherdan Shaqiri – Switzerland

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