FIFA World Cup: Netherlands Beat Mexico 2-1 in Dramatic Comeback

Mexico led Netherlands 1-0 for most parts of their FIFA World Cup knockout match but Wesley Sneijder's 88th minute strike and a penalty in stoppage time helped the Dutch stage a miraculous escape.

updated: June 29, 2014 23:56 IST
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Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder (10) celebrates with teammates Memphis Depay and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (19).

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Fortaleza: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck a stoppage-time penalty as the Netherlands staged an incredible late fightback to beat Mexico 2-1 and reach the World Cup quarter-finals here on Sunday. (Highlights | Matchcentre)

Huntelaar kept his cool in furnace-like conditions to fire Holland into the last eight after Wesley Sneijder had scored an 88th-minute equaliser to cancel out Giovani Dos Santos's goal for Mexico.

The dramatic Dutch fightback left Mexico's players in tears as their last 16 jinx struck again.

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