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Mexico heartbreakingly implodes against Netherlands in the final minutes

Mexico heartbreakingly implodes against Netherlands in the final minutes

Mexico was minutes away from advancing to the World Cup quarterfinals with an upset win over the Netherlands. Then Wesley Sneijder rocketed one home to tie the game at one goal apiece.

The goal seemed unfair given that Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa had been playing with cheat codes all day. It seemed even less just that a yellow card in stoppage time gave the Netherlands a penalty kick to seal the match.

Truly, Ochoa seemed invincible all day, turning in saves like this:

The Netherlands advances to the quarterfinals where they will play the winner of Costa Rica v. Greece.