In the first of Sunday’s World Cup Round of 16 matches Netherlands and Mexico will play on June 19th, 2014 at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. Mexico finished second in a Group A while Netherlands were the champions of Group B, beating Spain, Australia and Chile. They dominated Group B where the most memorable games of the tournament was placed between them and former champions Spain after their 2010 final defeat against Spain. They defeated Spain by 5-1 and thrashed of this former champions in the first round of games. In addition, the Dutch won a see-saw match with Australia 3-2. Netherlands have won nine of their last 10 World Cup matches. If there is one thing the Netherlands need to watch out for the match of the Round of 16 would be their defense as they have great attacking quality. But against the Netherlands, the Mexicans will look for counter-attack chances. Mexico came through a tough looking group A which also featured Brazil, Croatia and Cameroon. They showed their fine form by holding Brazil to a goalless draw. Interestingly, all three of group matches of this team were goalless till half time interval. If the Dutch score early, they could emerge into victorious.
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Date: Sunday 29th June 2014
Kick-off: 16:00 GMT, 12:00 PM ET, 17:00 UK
Venue: Belo Horizonte
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ITV, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Sport website have the legal authority to cover the Netherlands and Mexico game on June 19th at 13:00 local time.
Players to watch:
The star of 2010 World Cup Arjen Robben has scored eight goals in his last nine appearances for his team. Memphis Depay is also a name of Dutch excellent player from 2014 squad with two goals out of three matches of 2014 World Cup first round.
Against the Netherlands, Ochoa will be definitely a player to watch and the Mexicans will need an excellent game from him to win this game. Peralta also a great player from the Mexican Squad, who has nine goals in his last nine international appearances, though till now he is quiet at this tournament.
Head to head:
Netherlands and Mexico played four matches earlier where Mexico has lost three. One match was drawn on their last world cup meeting in 1998.
Date Competition Score
2010-05-27 Friendlies 2010 Netherlands 2 – 1 Mexico
2006-06-01 Friendlies 2006 Netherlands 2 – 1 Mexico
1998-06-25 World Cup 1998 France Netherlands 2 – 2 Mexico
1998-02-24 Friendlies 1998 Mexico 2 – 3 Netherlands
We think Mexico have enough chances to win this match with the half time draw. At least Mexico’s tournament record would approve this prediction.
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Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax), Tim Krul (Newcastle), Michel Vorm (Swansea)
Defenders: Daley Blind, Joel Veltman (both Ajax), Stefan de Vrij, Daryl Janmaat, Terence Kongolo, Bruno Martins Indi, (all Feyenoord), Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa).
Midfielders: Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Jonathan de Guzman (Swansea), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Leroy Fer (Norwich), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray), Georginio Wijnaldum (PSV Eindhoven).
Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Dirk Kuyt (Fenerbahce), Jeremain Lens (Dynamo Kiev), Robin van Persie (Manchester United).
Goalkeepers: Jose de Jesus Corona (Cruz Azul), Guillermo Ochoa (Ajaccio), Alfredo Talavera (Toluca).
Defenders: Miguel Layun (America), Carlos Salcido (Tigres), Paul Aguilar (America), Andres Guardado (Bayer Leverkusen), Hector Moreno (Espanyol), Francisco Javier Rodriguez (America), Diego Reyes (Porto), Rafael Marquez (Leon).
Midfielders: Miguel Angel Ponce (Toluca), Jose Juan Vazquez (Leon), Luis Montes (Leon), Hector Herrera (Porto), Isaac Brizuela (Toluca), Marco Fabian (Cruz Azul), Carlos Pena (Leon).
Forwards: Oribe Peralta (Santos), Javier Hernandez (Manchester United), Giovani dos Santos (Villarreal), Raul Jimenez (America), Alan Pulido (Tigres).