Photos: Controversy galore as Netherlands snatch victory from Mexico

 Photos: Controversy galore as Netherlands snatch victory from Mexico

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands successfully nets a penalty that was controversially won by Arjen Robben in the last few minutes of extra time in the second half: Reuters

Jasper Cillessen of the Netherlands dives but fails to save a goal shot by Mexico's Giovani Dos Santos (unseen) during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 29, 2014.  REUTERS

Prior to the win, it had been largely Mexico's game. The team even drew first blood with a stunning goal by Giovani Dos Santos early in the second half: Reuters

Wesley Sneijder (L) of the Netherlands celebrates with his teammates Memphis Depay and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (R) after scoring a goal against Mexico during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 29, 2014.REUTERS

Mexico held on to their lead right up until the 88th minute, when Wesley Sneijder (L) scored. Here he is seen celebrating with teammates Memphis Depay and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (R): Reuters

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (L) and Dirk Kuyt of the Netherlands celebrate Huntelaar's goal during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Mexico at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 29, 2014.  REUTERS

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (L) and Dirk Kuyt of the Netherlands celebrate Huntelaar's goal during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Mexico at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 29, 2014. REUTERS

Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa saves a goal shot by Stefan de Vrij of the Netherlands during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 29, 2014. REUTERS

Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa had made a couple of stunning saves to keep Mexico ahead for most of the game: Reuters

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands kicks a corner flag to celebrate after scoring a goal during the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Mexico and the Netherlands at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 29, 2014. REUTERS

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands kicks a corner flag to celebrate after netting the penalty the team was awarded to ensure Netherlands made it to the next round: Reuters

Mexico's national soccer players react after being defeated in their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against the Netherlands at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 29, 2014. REUTERS

Mexico's national soccer players react after the defeat: Reuters

A young Mexican soccer fan cries after the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Netherlands during a public viewing at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City June 29, 2014.REUTERS

A young Mexican soccer fan cries after the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Netherlands during a public viewing at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City: Reuters

A Mexico supporter reacts after they lost their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against the Netherlands at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 29, 2014. REUTERS

A Mexico supporter at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza: Reuters

Mexico soccer fans are seen as they watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Netherlands during a public viewing at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City June 29, 2014.   REUTERS

Mexico soccer fans are seen as they watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Mexico and Netherlands during a public viewing at the Zocalo square in downtown Mexico City June 29, 2014. REUTERS

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Updated Date: Jun 30, 2014 08:13:17 IST