Sunday, 29th June
Netherlands vs Mexico in Fortaleza.
Holland and Mexico have only met once in a World Cup Finals; at France 1998.
The St. Etienne group game, on 25th June, ended in a (2:2) draw; meaning both
teams qualified for the Second Round.
Holland went on to reach the semi-finals; where they lost to Brazil on penalties.
An injury-time penalty earned Holland a place in the
quarter-finals against Costa Rica.
Giovani dos Santos gave Mexico the lead just after the break when Ron Vlaar failed
to head clear for Holland.
The Dutch were just a few minutes away from elimination in the Fortaleza heat, then Wesley
Sneijder latched on to Huntelaar's header.
Mexico then failed to take the game into extra-time when Rafael Marquez conceded a penalty
to the over theatric, Arjen Robben; duly converted by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
Final Score: Holland 2 - Mexico 1
1-Jasper Cillessen; 12-Paul Verhaegh, 2-Ron Vlaar, 3-Stefan de Vrij, 5-Daley Blind;
20-Georginio Wijnaldum, 6-Nigel de Jong, 15-Dirk Kuyt; 10-Wesley Sneijder, 11-Arjen
Robben, 9-Robin van Persie.
13-Guillermo Ochoa; 22-Paul Aguilar, 2-Francisco Rodriguez, 4-Rafael Marquez, 15-Hector
Moreno, 7-Miguel Layun; 3-Carlos Salcido, 6-Hector Herrera, 18-Andres Guardado; 10-Giovani
dos Santos, 19-Oribe Peralta.
Referee: Pedro Proenca - Portugal
3 yellow cards.
Costa Rica vs Greece
2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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