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World Cup 2010, Brazil Vs. Netherlands: Felipe Melo Own Goal Breathes Life Into Dutch

Whether it was a cross or a shot, Felipe Melo and Julio Cesar made it into a Netherlands goal, with the goalkeeper unable to get to a ball offered by Wesley Sneijder, allowing the Dutch to equalize Brazil in the 53rd minute of the team's quarterfinal, 1-1.

Play off a right flank free kick culminated with Sneijder playing a left footed ball from 28 yards out today the middle of the area.  César came off his line for a punch but collided with Felipe Melo, the ball going off the midfielders head and inside the far post for a goal.

The match, now in the 59th minute, remains drawn 1-1.