After taking revenge of last world cup final against Spain, the flying Dutchmen are looking aggressive to taste first title victory of FIFA World Cup. They will face Mexico in round of 16 match at Estadio Castelao stadium. The Mexican boys played impressive first in 3 games with 1 draw against world’s most successful team Brazil. The Oranges stormed in group group B defeating all teams including current champions the Spanish Fury. Check out the Netherlands vs Mexico match preview with time & TV telecast channels of this upcoming match.
Netherlands vs Mexico Round of 16 Schedule
|Competition||2014 FIFA World Cup|
|Date||29–6‑2014 [GMT & IST]|
|Time||4:00 pm [GMT] & 9:30 pm [IST]|
|Stadium||Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza|
|Audience capacity||67,037 spectators|
|Second team||EL Tricolor|
|Round||Round of 16 [Pre-quarter final]|
|Sony SIX, NOS|
Televisa, TV Azteca
Given below is the list of telecast channels in other nations.
Mexico: Televisa, TV Azteca, Cinepolis
USA: ESPN Deportes, Univision Deportes
UK: ITV 1, ITV Player
Spain: Mediaset Espana, Gol Television
Canada: CBC, Sportsnet, TVA, Eastlink TV
France: TF1, beIN Sports, Germany: ARD, ZDF
Germany: ARD, ZDF
Singapore: Mediacorp, Singtel
Croatia: HRT 2, ZDF
Norway: NRK, TV2
New Zealand: TVNZ, Sky Sport
Russia: 1TV, VGTRK
Preview of Netherlands vs Mexico 2014 World Cup
Holland is the only team in the history of football that have lost all three finals played, but hopes of winning world title are still alive. The team qualified for pre quarter final as winner of group stage defeating all teams in group B. El Tri also didn’t lost any game in group stage, but played a draw against host nation.
Coach Van Gaal’s team squad have scored maximum goals in first 3 games of this competition. The flying Dutchmen netted 10 times in 3 matches of group stage & conceded 3 goals with best goal difference of 7. Captain Robin Van Persie is still the top goal scorer of Holland.
Mexican players also played decent matches scoring 4 goals. La Verde conceded just one goal in group stage matches & thanks to Guillermo Ochoa for his perfect goalkeeping specially against five time champions which ended with a draw.
Out of 6 head to head matches, Netherlands won 3 games & Mexico won 2 with one draw. In these 6 meetings, both teams scored 11 goals each against each other.
Statistics & Highlights
Mexicans were leading by 1–0 but they didn’t managed this lead until the end. A fantastic strike from Wesley Sneijder equalized the score in 88th minute. Worst was yet to come for EL Tricolor when Holland got penalty kick in injury time. Klaas Jan Huntelaar took the responsibility & scored almost unstoppable penalty in 94th minute.
|2 [Wesley Sneijder 88′|
Klaas Jan Huntelaar 90+4′ P]
|Goals||1 [Giovani dos Santos48’]|
|8||Shots on target||7|