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As it happened: Netherlands v Mexico

2014-06-29 17:00
Last Updated at 03:59
30 Jun 07:06
Penalty or no penalty?
29 Jun 20:17
A big lesson Mexico would have learnt is that you can't just sit back and defend a lead! As soon as they went 1-0 up they almost shut-up-shop and invited the Dutch to come at them, which they duly did...
29 Jun 20:15
Huntelaar celebrates his winning goal in style... (AP)
29 Jun 20:05
Thanks for tuning in! The Dutch will now face either Greece or Costa Rica in the quarter-finals. Be sure to follow Sport24's LIVE UPDATES on that game later tonight at 22:00 (SA time).
29 Jun 19:59
29 Jun 19:57

FULL-TIME: Netherlands 2-1 Mexico

The Dutch are through to the quarter-finals after digging deep to find two late goals. Heartbreak for Mexico.

29 Jun 19:54

90 + 3 - 'Substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is the hero for the Dutch as he buries the penalty!

Marquez and Guardado were both given yellow cards during all the going-ons around the late penalty decision. Not that it will matter now...

There will, however, be big debate whether it was a penalty or if Robben dived...

29 Jun 19:54
29 Jun 19:52
90 + 2 - PENALTY to the Netherlands after Robben goes down in the box. Marques stuck his foot out. Also a yellow card for him.
29 Jun 19:51
90'- SIX MINUTES of additional time added.
29 Jun 19:49
87'- A thunderous strike from Wesley Sneijder levels matters! It came after Mexico failed to clear the 10th Dutch corner of the match...
29 Jun 19:47
29 Jun 19:47
86'- 55% of possession for the Netherlands have not yielded anything...
29 Jun 19:46
84'- Yet another brave save from Ochoa after Huntelaar shoots from close range. It wouldn't have counted though because the off-side flag went up. A good save nevertheless!
29 Jun 19:44
83'- Corner No 9 for the Netherlands is yet again well defended.
29 Jun 19:43
82'- The Dutch are throwing everything at Mexico, who are content to playing only on the counter now.
29 Jun 19:42
Mexico celebrate Dos Santos' earlier goal... (AP)
29 Jun 19:38
78'- And we're back on!
29 Jun 19:37


Another three-minute heat break is taken.

29 Jun 19:37
75'- The Dutch take off their captain Robin van Persie for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
29 Jun 19:36
74'- Mexico bring on Javier Hernandez for Oribe Peralta.
29 Jun 19:35
73'- A massive chance for Robben who breaks in behind the Mexican defence, but yet another great save by Ochoa saves Mexico.
29 Jun 19:31
70'- The 7th Netherlands corner is again well dealt with by Mexico...
29 Jun 19:30
68'- The first yellow card of the game goes to Mexico's Paul Aguilar. It's his second of the tournament, which means he will miss the quarter-finals should Mexico progress.
29 Jun 19:28

67'- Robben again goes down in the box. No penalty given.

Robben fell deliberately there but the referee was right on the spot.

29 Jun 19:27
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera going wild...
29 Jun 19:24
In case you missed Dos Santos' goal...
29 Jun 19:23
62'- Mexico seem to have taken a step back now, playing on the counter... Maybe not the wisest move with the dangerous Dutch forwards, who are attacking with ferocity now.
29 Jun 19:21
60'- Mexico take off goal-scorer Dos Santos and brings on Aquino.
29 Jun 19:19
57'- CHANCE! A brilliant save from the Mexican goalkeeper after a header from a corner by the Netherlands' De Vrij. The goalkeeper's save then hits the bar but it stays out. Some more heroics from the Mexican 'keeper Ochoa.
29 Jun 19:17
56'- Tactical change by the Netherlands as Memphis Depay comes on for Paul Verhaegh.

29 Jun 19:14
53'- Back-to-back corners for the Netherlands are well dealt with by Mexico. The Dutch are looking to up the intensity now, but are struggling in the heat.
29 Jun 19:09
48'- A stunning left-footed strike from Giovani Dos Santos from just outside the box puts Mexico ahead!
29 Jun 19:08
29 Jun 19:06
Diego Reyes has replaced the injured Moreno for Mexico.

29 Jun 19:05
And we're underway in the second half!
29 Jun 19:04
Welcome back for the second half! Temperatures have now risen above 40 Degrees Celsius. Advantage Mexico?
29 Jun 19:01
Is the heat getting the better of the Dutch? (AP)
29 Jun 18:50
HALF-TIME: Netherlands 0-0 Mexico
29 Jun 18:50
45 + 3 - Mexico's Hector Moreno, who was involved in the tackle on Robben, is stretchered off. Looks like his afternoon is over. No replacement for him yet...
29 Jun 18:49
45 + 1 -  That was not the worst penalty shout. Contact was made...
29 Jun 18:48
45 + 1 - CHANCE! Van Persie breaks through at the back when Mexico's Marquez lets him in. Van Persie's cross to Robben is well defended though and he can't get his shot away in a tackle... He appeals for a penalty but doesn't get it.
29 Jun 18:46
45'- There will be FOUR minutes off additional time in the first half, largely due to the thee-minute cooling break...
29 Jun 18:43
41'- CHANCE! Dos Santos with a chance for Mexico on the right wing, but his shot is blocked by the Dutch 'keeper. It started after Mexico counter-attacked from a Dutch corner...
29 Jun 18:42
40'- The Netherlands get their first corner after 40 minutes. They opt for a short corner and waste it... I hate short corners in football!