In five minutes the Netherlands took Mexico down from the clouds and thwarted their dreams to reach a fifth game in the World Cup, a scene that has plagued the tricolor team in the last 20 years. The match was particularly frustrating, because for a good forty minutes, Mexico was in the lead. When Giovani dos Santos scored at minute 48, the hopes of a nation were raised. However, two goals in the last six minutes of play ensured a Mexican tragedy. 

The Mexican national team has placed among the top 16 teams in the World Cup since the 1994 U.S. World Cup, a streak which always ended in dramatic duels in the second round where El Tri end up defeated. After saving the World Cup ticket in the playoffs against New Zealand in November, coach Miguel Herrera said that this World Cup would be different, that we would make it into the quarter finals and beyond to capture the cup.

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For now, let us relive the moment where El Tri soared to near victory against the dutch with the amazing goal from Dos Santos. It was such an exciting moment that seemed to reverberate across the world. The stadium roared, and for much of the game it seemed like Mexico was finally going to end its World Cup drought. However, then the flying Dutchmen came back, attacking mercilessly and it really seemed like a matter of time. Hats off to you Dos Santos.