This is the 7th all-time meeting between these teams, Netherlands with a slight advantage in the series at 3-2-1 (W-L-T)
Hi Papa! I think Netherlands will edge it 2-1.
Do they have those portable defibrillators on the sideline to revive Herrera should he have a heart attack?
These teams have met only once at the World Cup, a 2-2 draw in the 1998 Group stage.
I think Andrew, that you're not emotionally prepared, you mean.
How much will Salcido get blamed if this goes south for Mexico very quickly. Also, why is going south code for negative happenings?
Thanks BAF! You do you too, the Boot Roonm is open for all wisecrackers.
KICK-OFF! Netherlands 0-0 Mexico
This is the first time Netherlands has faced a non-UEFA or CONMEBOL team in the knockout stage.
Netherlands are moving the ball about early on, but it does look hot out there...
An early crack at goal by Miguel Layún flies a couple of yards over the bar - a 'sighter', as Steven Gerrard's fans would say.
Ochoa isn't as good with his feet as he is a shot-stopper. That may come into play in this game.
The Dutch look affected by the heat already. Slight looks of consternation on all their faces.