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Dutch delight at late turnaround

Two goals in the final few minutes put the Netherlands through to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and broke Mexican hearts.

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15:12

OBRIGADO
Thank you for following along with our coverage from Fortaleza where the Netherlands stormed back to beat Mexico 2-1 in the final moments of the match, setting up a quarter-final encounter with the winner of today's second match between Costa Rica and Greece. Please join us back at our daily tournament blog where we'll provide reaction from this first game and look ahead to what's in store in Recife.

15:01
15:01
Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Mexico
MexicoMEX

Statistics

Ball possession

55%
45%
8Fouls Committed12
8Attempts On Target7
14Shots12
2Total Goals scored1
1Penalties scored0
15:00
14:59
14:58
G. OCHOA
MexicoMEX
Goalkeeper

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED24TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR0SHOTS
14:58

FULL-TIME: Netherlands break Mexican hearts in the final moments after Wesley Sneijder's super strike and Huntelaar's calmly finished penalty. El Tri can't believe it as the Dutch celebrate.

14:56
The final whistle sounds.
14:55
90'+CILLESSEN (Netherlands) blocks the shot.
14:55
90'+J. AQUINO (Mexico) sees his effort hit the target.

Man of the Match

Goalkeeper

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Mexico
MexicoMEX
(GK)
(GK)
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
(C)Misses next match if booked
9'
(C) 76'
61'
Misses next match if booked 46' HT
56'
75'
Misses next match if booked
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
9'
46' HT
Misses next match if booked
75'
18
61'
76'
56'
Not eligible to play
CoachCoach
Louis VAN GAAL (NED)Miguel HERRERA (MEX)

Match Facts

Fortaleza

Although it was officially founded as a village in 1726, and would only become the capital of Ceará in 1799, Fortaleza (Portuguese for ‘fortress') owes its name to the period between 1637 to 1654, when it was controlled by the Dutch, who built the Schoonenborch Fort.

Estadio Castelao

  • Stadium nameEstadio Castelao
  • CityFortaleza
  • Year constructed1973
  • Overall capacity60342

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 32° CTemperature
  • 21 m/sWind
  • 68 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Pedro PROENCA
    Portugal
    PortugalPOR
  • Assistant Referee 1: Bertino MIRANDA (POR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Jose TRIGO (POR)
  • Fourth official: Carlos VERA (ECU)

Games

  • World Cup Fantasy

  • Castrol's Predictor Challenge

  • Your 11

  • Dream Team

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