- 90+6'FT: Holland 2-1 Mexico. A late, late show for Holland as they recover from 1-0 down with two minutes left to somehow book their place in the last eight. Incredible stuff.
- 90+5'Mexico pushing but it's going to be in vain, surely...
- 90+4'Guardado booked just prior to the spot kick.
- 90+4'GOAL!!!! Holland are going through to the last eight! Huntelaar had to wait a long time but kept his nerve to hammer it low into Ochoa's right-hand corner as the keeper dived the wrong way.
- Netherlands Penalty
Right Footed - Bottom Left
- 90+3'Marquez with the clumsy tackle. He's booked. Huntelaar will take the kick....
- Mexico Yellow card
- 90+2'Mexico hanging on for ET now. Robben races to the byline and goes down... PENALTY!!!!
- 90+2'Depay jinks in from the left but fizzes wide.
- 90+1'Six minutes added!
- 90'Following the water break we will have a fair bit of stoppage time. Will we have a winner?
- 89'It needed a sensational finish like that to beat this Mexican keeper.
- 88'GOAL!!! Holland are level! Sneijder breaks Mexican hearts when a 10th corner of the match is nodded down into his path and he does the rest with low shot into the bottom corner. Saviour!
- Netherlands Goal
Right Footed - Bottom Left
- 87'Mexico combating a line of orange on the edge of their box. El Tri are creaking.
- 85'Ochoa is at it again to deny Huntelaar's volley on the stretch from point-blank range - but the flag is up. Still a wonderful stop though.
- 84'Robben fries another Dutch corner into the area but Aguilar nods away.
- 83'Holland hitting some hopeful balls into the middle and Mexico are dealing with them comfortably. The Dutch need to be patient even if they know their WC dream is nearing an end unless they score.
- 81'Holland yet to get going after that water break. Lots of good possession for Mexico in the Dutch half. The clock is ticking.
- 80'TWEET from @eurosportcom_EN: "38 degrees under the early afternoon sun in tropical Fortalez, and people still grumbling about 3min break in play for water. Really?"
- 79'We are back underway with Mexico on the attack. Salcido bundles his way through three challenges but crashes a shot over the top.
- 78'STAT courtesy of OptaJohan: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has scored three goals in his last 280 minutes of playing time for The Netherlands.
- 77'WATER BREAK! A chance for Holland to regroup for one last push.
- Netherlands Substitution
- 76'Big call by van Gaal! RVP off, Huntelaar on.
- 75'MEXICO sub: Hernandez on, Peralta off.
- Mexico Substitution
- 74'Another great save from Ochoa as he beats away the low shot from Robben after another surging run from the forward.
- 73'Sneijder engineers some space but fires wide of target. It's not quite happening for the Dutch but there's still time and you feel they have one big chance in them.
- 72'STAT courtesy of Infostrada: The only team to register 3 come-from-behind wins at a single World Cup was West Germany in 1970. NED are on 2 this WC.
- 71'It's 'total' pressure from Holland now. A seventh corner is fired into the mix but Vlaar can't get there to knock it back across goal.
- 70'Sneijder curls a left-wing free kick into the area but again it doesn't beat the first man and El Tri clear.
- 69'Aguilar booked for Mexico - he'll miss the last eight showdown if Mexico win this.
- Mexico Yellow card
- 68'Robben goes down on the right of the area. The referee has a long look - and then says no. The winger was looking for it and could have won an Oscar for the reaction.
- 67'Dos Santos celebrates the end of a goal drought.
- 66'Peralta gets free and slips the ball home - but the flag was up early.
- 65'Ha ha!
- 64'A fifth corner for Holland is nodded to Blind 35 yards out and the Ajax man lets rip but it boucnes a yard or two wide.
- 63'Another corner to Holland is brilliantly headed away by Marquez.
- 62'Robben jinks in from the right and lifts a lovely ball into the area towards Sneijder who can't quite get a touch on it to divert it at goal.
- 61'Another Dutch corner causes issues at the near post but El Tri survive.
- Mexico Substitution
- 60'Holland really turning the screw now. Robben shoots, it's deflected and loops wide. It could have gone anywhere.
- 59'He did it against Brazil and now he's doing it against Holland! Ochoa the keeper of the tournament so far!
- 58'GREAT SAVE! Guillermo Ochoa is at it again with another sensational save onto the post from point-blank range to keep out the volley!
- 57'DUTCH SUB: Verhaegh off, Memphis Depay on.
- Netherlands Substitution
- 56'Dos Santos celebrates the opening goal.
- 55'Good response by the Dutch as the win a corner that Robben will take. The first delivery is nodded behind at the near post. Take two for the one-time Chelsea man.... Same again though and Mexico survive a spell of intense pressure.
- 54'Sneijder has an attempt at goal but cannons it straight into the wall.
- 53'Free kick to Holland around 35-40 yards out. Robben and Sneijder over it.
- 52'Wise words from a Dutch legend...
- 51'It's fired towards Marquez but he can't get enough contact on it and Holland have a chance to clear their heads.
- 50'Mexico on the attack again now. A free kick on the right touchline.
- 49'STAT: Mexico have now scored a goal in each of their last 12 World Cup matches against European nations. (courtesy of OptaJohan).
- 48'GOAL!!!!! Mexico lead. Dos Santos latches on to a weak headed clearance, chests it into his stride and lashes a low shot from 25 yards into the corner. Cue huge celebrations with his teammates in front of the Mexico fans.
- Mexico Goal
Left Footed - Bottom Right
- 47'So, how do we see it going after that first 45? Tweet @Paul_Hassall your views and I'll include them here.Tweet your views
Holland v Mexico: Who will win?
- 46'KICK OFF! Holland restart the game. We are still awaiting that breakthrough as Diego Reyes comes on for the injured Moreno.
- -A half-time stat to mull over.
- -Sums it up nicely!
- Mexico Substitution
- 45+5'HT: Holland 0-0 Mexico. El Tri have edged a half that ends with two main talking points; possible penalties for either side that weren't given.
- 45+4'It looks like Mexico will have to replace the defender.
- 45+3'Moreno still down after that challenge. A stretcher has been called and he's being carried off.
- 45+2'PENALTY SHOUT! A mistake means the 'Oles' catch in the fans' throats and RVP looks to release Robben. The Bayern man gets in but Marquez appears to recover and sends him tumbling. Was that a penalty? Marquez doesn't win the ball and neither does Moreno who follows through.
- 45+1''Ole' cry the Mexico fans as they stroke it about at the back....
- 45'Four minutes added.
- 44'Miguel Herrera will be happy with how his side have performed in this half, but will be wary that they haven't made the most of some good openings. They could also have had a penalty re. Vlaar's high boot.
- 43'Martins Indi kicks through Dos Santos lying on the floor and the referee has to rush across to part the two players. Handbags at dawn there.
- 42'Mexico break away and Dos Santos forces a smart save out of Cillessen at the near post from a tight angle.
- 41'The Dutch corner is easily cleared.
- 40'RVP finds a slither of space but Rodríguez gets across to flick it away with what appeared to be another high boot!
- 39'Back up the other end and Kuyt returns to defensive duties, sticking with Aguilar all the way and winning a goal kick off. The veteran Fenerbahce man will need a breather after that!
- 38'Kuyt chases a lost cause down the left and can only slide in hopefully as Marquez shields it out of play. Holland offering very little in attack.
- 37'Another Mexican attack sees Layun roast Verhaegh but angle a lofted cross just out of play. The winger has got the beating of the Augsburg man.
- 36'It's worked out wide to Layun who side foots a low ball towards the six-yard box, but it's not got enough pace on it for Dos Santos to get near it. Cillessen claims.
- 35'The game commences with Mexico on the attack. The time taken for the break will be added on at the end of this half.
- 34'The players are back in position and we will be underway again imminently.
- 33'Three minutes allotted for temperatures over 30 degrees.
- 32'COOLING BREAK! The players all race to the touchline to have some much-needed fluid given how hot it is.
- 31'Mexico should have already broken this run.
- 30'OVERALL HEAD-TO-HEAD: The teams have faced each other six times, with the Netherlands winning three matches, Mexico two and one match was drawn.
- 29'Peralta slaloms past two on the edge of the box, allowing Dos Santos to take over and hit a low shot straight at the keeper.
- 28'One Mexican fan offers a solution for Wijnaldum!!!
- 27'Lovely first touch from RVP as he brings Verhaegh's clipped pass down in the area, but he can't quite kill it enough to get a shot away.
- 26'This man has been in fine form for the Mexicans, who have shaded it so far.
- 25'The left-wing corner is flicked on by RVP in his own area and he's lucky that there are no Mexico forwards at the post. Let off for Holland once again.
- 24'A delay as Wijnaldum seems to have a contact lens problem!
- 23'Salcido shapes to shoot from 40 yards and forces a save out of Cillessen who palms it out for a corner.
- 22'Robben surges towards goal at lightning pace but goes down just outside the box. The ref puts his whistle to his mouth but then thinks better of it and waves play on. The Bayern man is fuming.
- 21'Wijnaldum flicks a header towards goal but it's over the top. The game is stretching and opening up nicely now.
- 20'Back up the other end and Herrera bursts past Vlaar in the area and then sees his attempt to nod it into his own path stopped by a dangerously high boot from the Villa man. Mexico want a penalty, but they aren't going to get it. Certainly a decent shout, mind you.
- 19'Holland respond as a right-wing cross towards RVP is only deflected to Robben, but the ref blows up for a foul.
- 18'Mexico looking very bright early on. That really should have been 1-0.
- 17'MEXICO CHANCE! A high ball into the area is chested down by Peralta who manages to work the ball across goal. It finally comes to Herrera who drags his shot from 10 yards agonisingly wide of the post.
- 16'First chance for Robben to run at the Mexico defence. The Bayern man sprints down the left but sees his cross ricochet off Marquez and then himself. He wanted a handball there but the referee waved away his appeal.
- 15'STAT: Mexico were one of three teams to concede only one goal in the group stage along with Costa Rica and Belgium.
- 14'Close call for the Dutch as Layun romps to the left byline and curls a lovely ball across the six-yard box that Dos Santos is a whisker away from converting.
- 13'A hopeful fan caught on camera during the anthems.
- 12'It's been a cagey opening so far with neither side giviing much away.
- 11'STAT: Mexico are the only North, Central American or Caribbean nation to beat a European side in a World Cup knockout tie in the post-war era, doing so against Bulgaria in 1986.
- 10'DUTCH SUB: Bruno Martins Indi on for De Jong. Injury? We'll bring you any updates.
- Netherlands Substitution
- 9'Sneijder tries to whip a free kick from the left into the area with pace but doesn't get it beyond the first man.
- 8'A ball over the top entices Cillessen out of his area and he just about mops up the damage thanks to some good positioning from his defenders following a scuffed clearance.
- 7'A few landmarks for personnel in the Dutch side today.
- 6'Layún looking lively for La Verde early doors, once more cutting inside and skewing a shot wide of the near post from distance.
- 5'Sneijder finds space on the left but arcs his cross way beyond RVP and harmlessly out of play.
- 4'Head-to-head: Mexico have not any of their last four matches with the Dutch, losing three of them and conceding at least two on each occasion.
- 3'Layún drifts in from the left and drills a 30 yarder a few yards over the top.
- 2'It's scorchio out there!
- 1'KICK OFF! Mexico start us off.
- 16.58The anthems are over and we're about to get underway. Ryan is tipping a Dutch win!
- 16.56It certainly has. Just moments from kick off now!
- 16.55A gamble or more tactical brilliance from van Gaal?
- 16.53Club teammates - but foes today.
- 16.52How do you see this one going? The expected Dutch victory or can Mexico spring a surprise? Tweet me your predictions to @Paul_Hassall and I'll include a few in this text commentary.Tweet your Score & Scorer predictions
Holland v Mexico: Who wins?
- 16.50Player comparison.
- 16.45STAT: Mexico have only made it past the round of 16 twice, both times when it was the host country of the World Cup, in 1970 and 1986.
- 16.40Who's up for a high five?!
- 16.37Miguel Herrera: “We've performed well in defence. We've only conceded one goal, when we relaxed against Croatia four minutes from the end, something we can't afford to do."
- 16.35Louis van Gaal: "There's not such a big difference in the way that Chile plays and Mexico plays. They play according to their quality, their skills and they're very eager to win and this eagerness to win is the best part of football."
- 16.30STAT: Mexico have been knocked out of the World Cup finals at the second round stage in all five editions since 1994. Obstacle. (courtesy of Opta Joe)
- 16.25James Rodriguez, Messi, Neymar et al will have more than a passing interest in today's clash with Robben and RVP hoping to close the gap in the race for the Golden Boot.World Cup Brazil 2014 Stats
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- 16.20DID YOU KNOW? The two sides have met just once before at a World Cup when they drew 2-2 in a Group E clash back in 1998. Holland topped the pool with Mexico progressing as runners-up. Philip Cocu and Ronald de Boer put Oranje two ahead inside 20 minutes, but the Mexicans pulled one back through substitute Ricardo Pelaez 15 minutes from time. Luis Hernandez rescued the draw four minutes into injury time.
- 16.15Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez - on the bench again today - is refusing to get carried away by Mexico's impressive displays at this summer's tournament. El Tri were runners-up to hosts Brazil in Group A and have conceded just one goal so far, but Chicharito insists they can't afford any form of complacency to creep in if they are to have a chance of defeating the freescoring Dutch. He said: "We have to stay very calm, very humble and not get carried away. This is just one more step forward, a very important one, but just one more step. If we want to make history we have to beat the Netherlands and keep moving along the path we've set out for ourselves."
- 16.12Some thoughts on Mexico...
- 16.10The Dutch were the top scorers in the group stage (10) with Arjen Robben and van Persie netting three apiece. The latter's diving header against Spain is one of the goals of the tournament.
- 16.05Holland came into the tournament as an outside bet but are now major contenders following some scintillating displays that saw Oranje Group B, including the 5-1 demolition of reigning champions Spain. Louis van Gaal has got his tactics spot-on so far, so we decided to take a closer look at just why the Dutch have been 'flying' in this tactical analysis.Tactical Blueprint: Can the Dutch go all the way?
Watch the video Tactical Blueprint: Can the Dutch go all the way? on Yahoo Eurosport UK. The Netherlands go under the tactical microscope before meeting Mexico. But do they have the quality to go all the way?
- 16.00I actually interviewed Dirk Kuyt ahead of this summer's World Cup and spoke to him about the prospect of winning his 100th cap. Here's what he said at the time: "When I started out with Utrecht at the age of 18 I never envisaged playing for my country, never mind reaching such a prestigious landmark. In Holland it is only the likes of Edwin van Der Saar, Philip Cocu, Frank de Boer, Rafael van der Vaart and Gio van Bronckhurst who have achieved the feat. These are some of the biggest names in our history and if I join that list it will be an amazing moment." (*Wesley Sneijder recently achieved the same feat).Dirk Kuyt interview: Holland W/Cup...
Dirk Kuyt World Cup preview
- 15.58Congrats to Dirk Kuyt.
- 15.57Robin van Persie returns from suspension to partner Arjen Robben in attack for Holland while Dirk Kuyt joins an elite group of Dutchman to make a century of appearances for his country, playing in a wing-back role as part of what looks like a 5-3-2 formation. FC Augsburg's Paul Verhaegh also features. For Mexico, Carlos Salcido comes into the midfield for the suspended Jose Juan Vazquez. Giovani Dos Santos and Oribe Peralta forge the attack in a 5-3-2 system.
- 15.55TEAMS - NETHERLANDS: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Blind, De Jong, Van Persie, Sneijder, Robben, Verhaegh, Kuyt, Wijnaldum. /// MEXICO: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Salcido, Marquez, Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar.
- 15.50Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of the last 16 clash between the Netherlands and Mexico in Fortaleza. Kick off 5pm BST.
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