Netherlands to host Mexico in World Cup Round of 16 rematch

Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Mexico and Netherlands will play a friendly in Amsterdam on Nov. 12, the Mexican soccer federation announced Wednesday.

The game will be a rematch of the teams' dramatic meeting in the FIFA World Cup Round of 16 earlier this summer. Mexico took a 1-0 lead shortly after halftime and led until the 88th minute, when the Netherlands' Wesley Sneijder scored to tie the game. Several minutes later, Arjen Robben drew a penalty and Klaas Jan Huntelaar converted the penalty shot in stoppage time to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win.

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The Netherlands went on to reach the semifinals of the World Cup before losing to Argentina.

Mexico is also scheduled to play friendlies against Belarus on Nov. 18 in Barysaw, against Chile on Sept. 6 in Santa Clara, California, and against Bolivia on Sept. 9 in Commerce City, Colorado.

The Netherlands has other friendlies scheduled against the Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Iceland and Latvia in the fall.

Ben Estes

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