Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Wesley Sneijder scored goals for the Netherlands in the last 3 minutes of play to break the hearts of El Tri and advance to the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Mexico. Huntelaar scored the game-winner on a PK in stoppage time after Rafael Marquez made a poor tackle on Arjen Robben on what some Mexican fans are calling a flop. “Today it was the man with the whistle who eliminated us from the World Cup,” Mexico cosch Miguel Herrera said.”If a referee invents a penalty, you’re out of the World Cup,” Herrera added. “I hope they have a look at what happened and that this gentleman goes home just like we are. “If the referee is fair, then their second goal doesn’t exist and Robben would have been expelled or suspended with a second yellow card,” he said. “But if you do nothing the first time, then the player knows that the referee won’t kick you out, he won’t caution you, won’t say anything.”
Mexico took a lead 3 minutes into the 2nd half when Giovani dos Santos powered a left-footed shot from outside of the box for a GOAL! The Netherlands pushed for a equalizer but couldn’t until the 88th minute when Sneijder thumped home a shot off an assist from Huntelaar. The comeback was completed after the PK was good. We didn’t keep the ball, we weren’t calm and we didn’t hold the ball,” Herrera said. “We gave away our initiatives.” This is the first time ever that a team losing in the 88th minute won in regulation.