#Brazil2014: Huntelaar is Super Sub As Netherlands Strike Late To Send Mexico Home

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2 late goals from Wesley Sneijder & Klaas-Jan Huntelaar sent the Dutch flying into the quarter finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, ensuring El Tri continued their struggle to break their last-16 jinx.

Leading 1-0 with two minutes remaining in Fortaleza on Sunday, Miguel Herrera’s men stood on the verge of reaching the last eight of the tournament for the first time since 1986, having exited in the second round in each of the past five finals.

However, substitute Klaas-Jan Huntelaar played a leading role in turning the game on its head, setting up the equaliser for Wesley Sneijder in the 88th minute before converting a stoppage-time penalty after Rafael Marquez was adjudged to have brought down Arjen Robben.

The victory keeps Netherlands’ hopes of going one better than in South Africa 2010 alive, while Mexico are cruelly denied a place in the quarter-finals once again, having last gone beyond the last-16 on home soil in 1986.



Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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