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The World United Through Football Sunday, 29th June

Second Round Match - Game 3

Netherlands - Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond vs Mexico - Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación
Netherlands vs Mexico in Fortaleza.

Match Preview

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.

The Match

An injury-time penalty earned Holland a place in the quarter-finals against Costa Rica.

Goalscorers 0:1:
Giovani dos Santos gave Mexico the lead just after the break when Ron Vlaar  failed to head clear for Holland.

Goalscorers 1:1:
The Dutch were just a few minutes away from elimination in the Fortaleza heat, then Wesley Sneijder latched on to Huntelaar's header.

Goalscorers 2:1:
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.

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Final Score: Holland 2 - Mexico 1
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Teams

Travel to Holland Netherlands:
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.

Travel to Mexico Mexico:
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.

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