Netherlands v Mexico, 29 June 2014

Score2-1 to Netherlands
RefereePedro Proenca
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
VenueEstadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Attendance58,817
Kick-off 1.00pm local (5.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico) Assistant referees: Bertino Cunha (Portugal) Tiago Trigo (Portugal) Fourth official: Carlos Vera (Ecuador) Fifth official: Byron Romero (Ecuador) The two teams had met in six previous matches, including in the 1998 FIFA World Cup group stage, a 2–2 draw. Mexico midfielder José Juan Vázquez was suspended for the match due to accumulation of yellow cards. Giovani dos Santos opened the scoring for Mexico early in the second half with a left-footed volley from outside the box after gathering a Dutch clearance. Mexico led until the 88th minute, when a Dutch corner was headed back by substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for Wesley Sneijder to equalise with a hard shot from 16 yards. Only a few minutes later, with stoppage time coming to a close, Arjen Robben drew a penalty for the Netherlands after being fouled by Rafael Márquez on the right of the penalty area, which Huntelaar converted into the bottom left corner to win the match for the Netherlands. Netherlands advanced to the quarter-finals to face Costa Rica, while Mexico were eliminated in the round of 16 for the sixth tournament in a row. The match was the first time in World Cup history where a cooling break was instituted, with temperatures at 32 °C (90 °F) and humidity levels at 68%.

2  Netherlands

Manager: Louis Van Gaal

1  Mexico

Manager: Miguel Herrera

Goals:

Wesley Sneijder 88 G
Klaas Jan Huntelaar penalty 90 P

Goals:

Giovani dos Santos 48 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen
Defender Stefan de Vrij
Defender Paul Verhaegh
Defender Ron Vlaar
Defender/Midfielder Daley Blind
Midfielder Nigel de Jong
Midfielder Arjen Robben
Midfielder Wesley Sneijder
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum
Midfielder/Forward Dirk Kuyt
Forward Robin van Persie (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa
Defender Miguel Layún
Defender Héctor Moreno
Defender Carlos Salcido
Defender/Midfielder Rafael Márquez (captain)
Midfielder Paul Aguilar
Midfielder Andres Guardado
Midfielder Héctor Herrera
Midfielder/Forward Giovani dos Santos
Forward Oribe Peralta

Substitutions:

Bruno Martins Indi for Nigel de Jong 9
Memphis Depay for Paul Verhaegh 56
Klaas Jan Huntelaar for Robin van Persie 76

Substitutions:

Diego Reyes for Héctor Moreno 46
Javier Aquino for Giovani dos Santos 61
Javier Hernández for Oribe Peralta 75

Cards:

Cards:

Paul Aguilar 69 Y
Rafael Márquez 90 Y
Andres Guardado 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tim Krul
Goalkeeper Michel Vorm
Defender Daryl Janmaat
Defender Terence Kongolo
Defender Joël Veltman
Defender/Midfielder Bruno Martins Indi
Midfielder Jordy Clasie
Midfielder Jonathan De Guzman
Midfielder Memphis Depay
Midfielder Leroy Fer
Forward Jeremain Lens

On the bench:

Goalkeeper José Corona
Goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera
Defender Diego Reyes
Midfielder Javier Aquino
Midfielder Marco Fabián
Midfielder Carlos Peña
Midfielder Miguel Ponce
Forward Isaác Brizuela
Forward Raúl Jiménez
Forward Alan Pulido