07/12/2014 05:40 pm ET Updated Jul 12, 2014

Yes, Even The 'Blind' Player Can Score Against Brazil At This Point (VIDEO)

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It was a case of the player named "Blind" leading the seemingly blind Brazil defenders in a chase for the ball in the third-place game at the 2014 World Cup. The Twitter comedians and resigned Brazil fans took notice.

With its World Cup campaign ending in ignominy after a historic 7-1 defeat to Germany in the semifinals, Brazil quickly fell behind the Netherlands early in the third-place game on Saturday at Nacional in Brasilia. After an early penalty surrendered by the Selecao produced another deficit, an unlikely goalscorer soon doubled the Dutch advantage: Daley Blind.

While Blind is far better sighted than his surname suggests, the 24-year-old midfielder had never previously scored an international goal for the Netherlands. His career milestone score pushed the Netherlands' lead to 2-0 in the 16th minute.

Given Brazil's struggles in its last two matches, the football followers on Twitter couldn't resist the jokes about a player named "Blind" finding the back of the net.



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