Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(12) 8 Goals 4 (5)
(9) 5 Assists 3 (3)
(7) 7.2 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
31.5 Average Age 32.5
180.7 Average Height (cm) 180
(1.3) 1.3 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(56%) 58% Aerial Duel Success 45% (44%)
(1.1) 1.1 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.8)
(1.8) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in World Cup 1/8 finals.

Missing Players

No missing players.
Player Reason Status Rating
José Vázquez Out 6.81

Team News

  • Robin van Persie returns from suspension and should come back into the starting XI here.
  • Bruno Martins Indi missed the 2-0 win over Chile through injury, but should be fit to start against Mexico.
  • Daley Blind could move back to left wing-back, which will see Dirk Kuyt drop to the bench.
  • Miguel Herrera has no real injury concerns ahead of their meeting with the Netherlands, though will be without José Juan Vaźquez who is suspended. Carlos Salcido could come into midfield in his absence.
  • Javier Hernandez is likely to start from the bench, despite netting in the 3-1 win over Croatia
  • The North Americans will be hoping Guillermo Ochoa is in inspiring form to deny the free-scoring Dutch.


  • The 10 goals Netherlands scored in the group stages was the most of every team and they will look to take this form into the last-16 and beyond as they aim to secure World Cup glory.
  • The Dutch were without Robin van Persie against Chile due to suspension, but will welcome him back here as Louis van Gaal's looks to his talismanic striker to guide the Oranje to the final.
  • Mexico's defensive gameplan frustrated their opponents and saw them concede just the 1 goal in the opening 3 games, with Guillermo Ochoa and Rafael Marquez both impressing.
  • They are likely to set up similarly against the Dutch as they aim to thwart their European counterparts, though that will prove easier said than done if Netherlands' performances so far are anything to go by.
  • The return of Van Persie and the form of Arjen Robben should be enough to see Netherlands book their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
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User Predictions

Comments (81)

  • Robben is a shame for football

  • @goonergunner Why are you talking such bullcrap ?

  • LMFAO 6.5 for Ochoa are you crazy?

  • Grande HOLANDA!!!!!!!!!!!


  • @AndreyNosatii , if you believe in luck, good for you, i believe in cause and effect!!!

  • well, that sucks for mexico

  • Massive effort from Netherlands

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  • Robben jumped in the air with legs and arms flailing and screaming like he was being taken from behind at same time. Even if it was a penalty, it doesn't change the fact that Robben should be playing with a skirt, not shorts.

  • @Exti Agreed

  • Robben is disgrace.

  • @Villa but ref didt see his real penalty position in first half ._.

  • @fafaq didn't

  • He gets the same rating as Cillessen? Whoscored.com surely don't like Ochoa.

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  • Robben MOTM for the dive?? :)

  • @gamer_dude @gamer_dude I'm not sure how it was a dive when he was clearly fouled and even a 9 year old with a decent football knowledge can realise that. You'd be better off spending your time on something that your username is based on because clearly football is not your cup of tie.

  • If Neymar can, why not Robben? I'm joking, there was no dive from Robben.

  • lucky Netherlands...

  • @AndreyNosatii Yes,hitting the post and not getting a penalty = lucky. Along with having 10 corners...

  • Mexico was ace the whole time, but it looked like they battery ran out of power by the end. Holland showed a lot of character, Sneijder played mediocre football (as Sneijder) but after this goal nobody cares about what he did or didn't. Great game, great goal, great players and great coaches. Best World Cup since France '98.

  • Robben OH MY GOD unstoppable

  • Heart Break for Mexico ... But credit to NetherLands they didn't lose the hope

  • Who's gonna be MVP, James or Robben? I feel like FIFA is going to troll everybody and give that award to Neymar or Messi ...

  • @El_Duderino Yes Robben should get MVP for diving and cheating...

  • That was penalty, Robben. But you didn't have to become a drama queen.

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  • @libero lol

  • Drama queen? More like Swagga Boss. And it should be a second penalty kick for a foul on him.

  • @El_Duderino lol

  • @libero Exactly what I was thinking. It was a penalty but the guy always throws himself to the floor with the slightest touch.

  • @TheFactsProvider yeah it looked like he was trampled by a car and not just tripped

  • Have you ever guys played in such conditions as they today had? Sometimes you don't throw yourself anywhere, you just fall.

  • @El_Duderino you just fall dramatically? C'mon dude... He's a great player but that was sad

  • @El_Duderino You're acting as if he doesn't do it often. The guy is a great player but he throws himself to the ground in practically every game.

  • I fell so bad for Mexico. They were so close.

  • @TheFactsProvider the commentators were so biased!! I feel bad for them too but the commentators were ridiculous!

  • @drewisdrew Which channel?

  • @El_Duderino (The Holland Soccer Channel) All Joking aside, I didn't feel they were.

  • and they scored , i jinxed it .

  • de jong was pivotal for netherlands in the midfield . robben solely carrying the attack . it will be amazing if they score now .

  • ochoa is a hacker :p

  • @fafaq so, sneijder is an antivirus -_-

  • What a goal from santos. He completely deserve this..

  • and put Kuyt in the start team was certanly a bad choice

  • Netherlands can't handle the heat...

  • @khonda oh yah?

  • @DelJuve Yah....

  • @DelJuve Still couldn't they looked slow and lethargic. Then again 40 degree weather does that to you. Robben carried the team, and Netherlands definitely deserved to win with the way Mexico parked the bus.

  • Van Gaal committed a mistake making changes in the start team. Janmaat was playing a good world cup and Blind was one of the best in LB he changes it and with De Jong out so earlier the team is not the same at the group stage

  • Ref is awful.

  • Who did that last takle on Robben was Rafa Marques and not Hector Moreno that came later and didn't touch the ball, he in fact, only touch Robben and made penalty.

  • @SempreFlamengo enquanto isso, flamengo vai caindoooo

  • boom boom Holland

  • i put my money on MEX but i do love NED,

  • @SoccerAnalyst I did it the other way around,`cause its more logical. Love Mexico but Netherlands are gonna win..

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  • OCHOA let”s do it again !!! #MEX

  • Indi is not fit to start (20 minutes max.) Kuijt will probably start LB again Reports in Holland say Verhaegh will start instead of Janmaat and Wijnaldum will start instead of De Guzman

  • NED 1-0 MEX

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  • motm=:-S:$;-):-) rvp

  • semoga berjaya belandaku, jaringkan seberapa banyak gol yang boleh dan diharapkan jaringan hatrick daripada van persie

  • Tough game, but the Robben, Van Persie forward duo will probably be enough for Netherlands victory.

  • I think it will be great mach. Like the way mexico plays. It'll control the mach but not sure for winning it

  • Mexico in penalties

  • Hope Mexico wins.

  • Pa arriba Mexiq!

  • 1-1 in regular time.

  • Netherlands to WIN---> 2-1

  • "Gallito" Vázquez is not available for this match since he picked up the second yellow card in the game against Croatia. We will see Carlos Salcido starting if "Piojo" Herrera wants to keep the defensive midfielder. I he wants a more attacking midfielder then "Gullit" Peña would start.

  • 1-3 Mexicana go through