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WATCH Netherlands 2-1 Mexico: Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Dutch Break Mexico’s Hearts

Wesley Sneijder WATCH Netherlands 2 1 Mexico: Match Highlights [VIDEO]: Dutch Break Mexicos Hearts

Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder scored in the 88th minute to break the hearts of Mexico supporters, and to send the game to a thrilling finish before Rafa Marquez tripped Arjen Robben in the box, resulting in a penalty for the Dutch. Klaas Jan Huntelaar then struck the ball into the corner of the net, to win the match 2-1 and send Netherlands to the quarter-finals of the competition.

The late surge by Netherlands was a cruel blow for Mexico. El Tri were the better team for most of the match, with the Netherlands playing a more conservative and negative game, while it was Mexico that continued to push forward to try to win the match.

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