Dutch newspapers on Monday praised the Oranje’s “miracle” World Cup victory against Mexico, but opinions were divided whether striker Arjen Robben should have been awarded a controversial late match-winning penalty.
Mexico’s second-round curse at the World Cup remains unbroken.
What was meant to be a joke has turned into a PR blunder for Dutch airline KLM after it angered Mexican soccer fans by taking to Twitter to celebrate the Netherlands’ dramatic comeback victory in the World Cup.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored an injury-time penalty Sunday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Louis van Gaal is preparing his Netherlands squad to face two significant challenges in its World Cup Round of 16 match in this steamy northern Brazilian city — Mexico and the weather.
Mexico surged into the World Cup’s knockout stage for a sixth straight time Monday with a 3-1 win over Croatia.
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has defended World Cup fans chanting a gay slur which is under investigation by the sport’s international governing body.
He was called a hero and a savior by his Mexican teammates. His Brazilian opponents said he produced miracles.
More than 3,500 Mexican fans arrived on a cruise ship to watch their nation play host Brazil on Tuesday.
Everybody knows Neymar is in charge of Brazil’s attack at the World Cup. Now it’s also clear that Oscar is the man commanding the midfield.
The pressure is all on France to beat Honduras in their opening World Cup match on Sunday, and coach Didier Deschamps hopes his relatively inexperienced squad is mature enough to handle the expectation level.
By Agence France-Presse
Mexico coach Miguel Herrera pledged to repay his country’s fans who he said would “sell their houses, cars and even pawn their grandma’s clothes to come to Brazil” by battling to keep their World Cup dream alive.
Mexico overcame the torrential rain and two disallowed goals to beat Cameroon 1-0 on Friday, picking up the three points it needed to have any chance of advancing from a tough group at the World Cup.