Netherlands scored 2-1 against Mexico to strive to the quarterfinals of World Cup 2014. It was Wesley Sneijder and Klaas Jan Huntelaar who shot late goals to drive Mexico to 2-1. In fact Huntelaar was the substitute who came at the 76th minute.
It was Huntelaar’s day and he did not even know that it would come soon. But it was his first appearance and he did not fail to disappoint. Mexicans got the lead in the 48th minute due to Giovani Dos Santos but again in the 88th minute Sneijder equalled the goals. Sneijder also scored it for the first time in this World Cup after scoring five goals in the last World Cup at South Africa. Robben gave the ball to Huntelaar as he had already scored three goals for Netherlands. Robben believed in Huntelaar and that is why he did not hesitate in handing the ball to him. Although Huntelaar and Sneijder scored one goal each but credit must be given to the coach of Netherlands who peaked at the right time making tactical changes in the team.
Earlier too during Australia he had applied similar tactics in the second half of the game. Ochoa the Mexican goalkeeper did his best to save two goals in the second half but he could not stop Huntelaar and Sneijder from striking the ball in the net. It was appearing very confident of the Mexicans since the goalkeeper had done a brilliant job in the group stages of saving goals and conceding just one goal. Robben stated that if not for the five minutes they would have been out of 2014 World Cup but Mexican coach blamed the referee. The Mexican fans were in tears after an unbelievable match which they certainly wish to forget.