Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, one of the stars of the Mexican team, has faced El Tri's elimination maturity. "Let this be a learning experience. We leave with our heads held high. " Mexico's pain was shared by all, including coach Miguel 'El Piojo' Herrera who blamed the referee, the Portuguese Pedro Proenca. "The Lord of the whistle left us out." The bad news for Mexico accumulated: defender Hector Moreno, one of the best centers in the tournament, broke his tibia and will be out fo several months.

Mexican players and fans have been outraged by the penalty given to the Dutch in the last minutes of play. "It was not a foul and not worth a penalty," said Carlos Vela on his Twitter account, the great absentee from this World Cup. The replay does show Marquez's foot touching the Dutch striker, but Robben dramatically overstates the fall. According to the Dutch press, Robben  apologized for the move after the game. Meanwhile, Holland also lost De Jong to injury

Guillermo Ochoa Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands (L) shoots to score a penalty goal past Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa . Reuters

The goalkeeper Ochoa appeared to have had St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, on his side ocne more. Until Sneijder scored after a bad clearance by Mexican defenders and Huntelaar finished off the job with a penalty, Ochoa made save after save. He said the loss "should be a learning experience." Miguel 'El Piojo' Herrera was less gracious in defeat and accused the referee.  "We finished losing by a penalty that does not exist. Three times he fell. If the referee were just, the second goal should not have counted and Robben should have had a second yellow card."