Cruel goodbye of Mexico in the World Cup
Cruel goodbye of Mexico in the World Cup

Holland came back in the very last minutes of the game against México

The Mexican national team was eliminated in the second round of the World Cup in Brazil against the Netherlands falling 2-1 in a game in which the ‘Tri’ was about to achieve the qualification for the quarter finals. The Mexicans were winning at the 88th minute thanks to a great goal of the Villarreal player Giovani dos Santos (48 ‘), but suffered a cruel last-gasp comeback with goals from Sneijder following a corner kick (88’) and Huntelaar (93 ‘).

Giovani played as a starter and was the shining light of his team after he scored a spectacular shot from outside the box that allowed Mexico to take the lead. He was replaced by another player of the Submarine, Javier Aquino, in the 61st minute. Although Mexico played better in most part of the game, the team could not convert its superiority into victory and eventually conceded two goals in the very last moments, losing its chance to reach the quarter finals.


México: Guillermo Ochoa, Paul Aguilar, Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Rafael Márquez, Héctor Moreno (Diego Reyes, 46), Miguel Layún, Carlos Salcido, Héctor Herrera, Andrés Guardado, Giovani dos Santos (Javier Aquino, 61) y Oribe Peralta (Javier Hernández, 74). Coach:Miguel Herrera.

Holanda: Jasper Cillessen, Ron Vlaar, Stefan De Vrij, Paul Verhaegh (Memphis Depay, 56), Daley Blind, Nigel de Jong (Bruno Martins, 9), Georginio Wijnaldum, Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Dirk Kuyt y Robin van Persie (Klaas Jan Huntelaar, 75). Coach:Louis van Gaal.

Goals: 1-0: Giovani dos Santos (48’). 1-1: Sneijder (88’). 1-2: Huntelaar  (93’).

Stadium: Castelao (Fortaleza).

Referee: Pedro Proença (POR). He amonested Paul Aguilar, Rafael Márquez and Andrés Guardado.