FORTALEZA: Netherlands abruptly snatch the almost victory of Mexico in the last 6 minutes of the game and won it by 2-1 and kicked out the Mexican from the world cup here at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, Brazil. At the final whistle, it was a heartbreaking moment for Mexican players who taken lead 1-0 till the 88th minute of the match. Unbelievable lost with believable tears in Mexican players and fans eye was telling the whole story of the match. The dream of World Cup was being ended up, fans was leaving the arena.
Mexico had to break their 24 years streak of losing in the first round of the World Cup. For the sake of their dream, CONCACAF champions played unexpectedly better than Dutch. The first half of the match remained equal with 0-0 goals from both the sides.
Second half whistle brought amusement for Mexican when they scored early in the second half and took the lead by 1-0 with the help of Giovani dos Santos dream kick from outside the box. Guillermo Ochoa again became concrete for the opponents and saved shoots on target by Dutch. But that so-called concrete had been demolished in the 88th minute of the match when Wesley Sneijder’s thunder shoot took the ball into the Mexican post.
The match turned into the Dutch favour in injury time when controversial penalty awarded to Netherlands and two yellow cards were shown to two Mexican players. Klass-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) capitalized it and scored the decider of the match for Dutch team. At the final whistle. At the final whistle, Netherlands had 2 goals to 1.
By Abdullah Waheed