Keep your eyes glued here as we bring you all the latest live updates, images, scores, highlights and coverage of the 2014 World Cup Round of 16 elimination game between the Netherlands and Mexico. 


He puts it away! 2-1 Holland. Ochoa was sent the wrong way as Huntelaar likely wins it for Holland. 

90'+2- Penalty for Holland as Robben has been brought down in the box.

88'-GOAL for Holland. Heartbreak for the Mexicans. Sneijder slams it into the net from 15-yards out. He has been Holland's worst player in the tournament, and he has likely saved the Dutch.

85'- A very nervy last five minutes for "El Tri." Can they hold on?

Late update: Chicharito has come on for Mexico.


75'-Another save from Ochoa as Robben glides passed a few Mexican defenders. 

69'- Yellow for Paul Aguilar, he would now miss the next game.

Holland is finally starting to come into this match. They are knocking on the door step. 

61'-Gio comes off for Javier Aquino. 


57'-What a save from Memo Ochoa right on the line. Unbelievable stuff from the Mexican keeper.

56'- Memphis Depay comes on as a substitute. He has two goals in the tournament thus far.

48'-GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL for Mexico. Gio strikes the ball beautifully from 30-yards out, as his shot finds the bottom right corner. What a strike as Mexico takes the lead early in the second half. His first goal for Mexico in over two years. 


As the halftime whistle blows, the score remains deadlocked at 0-0.

45'- Mexico make a mistake in the back which gives Holland the opportunity to counter. It really seems like Arjen Robben was then brought down in the box by Hector Moreno. Holland undeservedly were not awarded a penalty kick as it was very clear on the replay.

43'-Shot from Gio Dos Santos about 5-yards out to the left of the goal but Cillessen makes a good save with his leg.

After forty minutes, it has to be said that this does not look like a game in which one team goes home. The heat is playing a major factor, as both teams look very slow on the ball. There are also tons of empty seats in the stadium.


32'-The referee calls for a water break. So weird seeing a soccer game go to commercial not at halftime. 


This weather suits the Mexicans better, I don't think it ever gets this hot and humid in Holland. 

24'- Carlos Salcido has a shot from about 45-yards out and Cillessen knocks it out for a corner kick. These balls dip and swerve, and the Dutch keeper doesn't look completely comfortable. Not a bad choice from the Mexican midfielder.

17'- Mexico nearly grab the opener. Very nice play in the box by Guardado, only to pass it off to Herrara whose shot grazes the left post and goes out for a goal kick. 

9'-Nigel De Jong comes off in favor of Bruno Martins Indi. A very early substitution for the Dutch. 

Layun with two shots from about 30-yards out within the first four minutes. Both teams look up for the occasion.  


Welcome everyone to Fortaleza where the Netherlands takes on Mexico. In an epic battle between offense and defense, the high octane offensive attack of Clockwork Orange looks to shine against the stingy and suffocating defense of El Tri. Who will this exciting second round match? We will know in the next 90 minutes. Starting Lineups coming up...