FIFA World Cup Round of 16 Highlights: Netherlands vs. Mexico and Costa Rica vs. Greece

By Christine Jane Caparras
June 30, 2014 5:47 PM EST

FIFA World Cup Round of 16 Highlights: Netherlands vs. Mexico and Costa Rica vs. Greece

It was Europe against the Americas on day 2 of the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil with the Netherlands going up against Mexico and Greece playing against Costa Rica. In the end, neither continent dominated as the Netherlands defeated Mexico but Costa Rica took out Greece.


The Netherlands took the victory in stoppage time through a penalty shot after Arjen Robben was brought down in the box. Mexico led right from the beginning of the first half until Wesley Sneijder defeated the defense with a well-placed volley in the 88th minute to equalise.


The Mexicans were completely heartbroken and are exiting the World Cup in the round of 16 for the sixth straight time since 1990.


Netherlands 2-1 Mexico


(Sneijder 88', Huntelaar 90+PEN) (Dos Santos 48')


June 29, 2014
Venue: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza


Man of the Match: Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)





























































NETHERLANDS   MEXICO
55% Possession 45%
14 Attempts 12
8 On Target 7
2 Goals 1
10 Corners 2
4 Set Pieces 1
13 Free Kicks 9
8 Fouls 12
0 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0

Costa Rica almost suffered the same fate as Mexico when they conceded an equaliser in stoppage time to force extra time with the Greeks. They were able to hold on through extra time with a man down and were able to emerge triumphant after a penaltyshootout where they won 5-3.


Costa Rica 1-1 Greece


(Ruiz 52') (Sokratis 90+')


June 29, 2014


Venue: Arena Pernambuco, Recife


Man of teh Match: Keylor Navas


Penalties


Costa Rica 5


Celso BORGES [5] Goal 1 - 0


Bryan RUIZ [10] Goal 2 - 1


Giancarlo GONZALEZ [3] Goal 3 - 2


Joel CAMPBELL [9] Goal 4 - 3


Michael UMANA [4] Goal 5 - 3


Greece 3


Konstantinos MITROGLOU [9] Goal 1-1


Lazaros CHRISTODOULOPOULOS [16] 2-2


Jose CHOLEVAS [20] Goal 3-3


Theofanis GEKAS [17] Saved 4-3





























































COSTA RICA   GREECE
43% Possession 57%
6 Attempts 24
2 On Target 13
1 Goals 1
3 Corners 11
0 Set Pieces 5
26 Free Kicks 23
22 Fouls 16
6 Yellow Cards 2
1 Red Cards 0


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