INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL - FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 (JUNE)

FIFA WORLD CUP - Costa Rica win in Tie breaker over Greece.

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30.06.14: COSTA RICA 1-1, 5-3 (PEN) GREECE (FT) COS : Bryan Ruiz 52'
GRE : Socratis Papastathopoulos 90+1.

TIE BREAKER

Michael Umana : Costa Rica  : 53		
Theofanis Gekas             : GREECE - Missed
Joel Campbell : Costa Rica `: 43		
Jose Holebas `````````````` : 33 Greece
G. Gonzalez   : Costa Rica  : 32		
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos  : 22 Greece
Bryan Ruiz    :  Costa Rica : 21		
Konstantinos Mitroglou      : 11 Greece
Celso Borges  : Costa Rica  : 10

CRC: Navas, Gonzalez, Umana, Borges, Duarte, Bolanos, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Diaz, Gamboa, Tejeda
GRE: Karnezis, Maniatis, Manolas, Samaras, Karagounis (c), Salpingidis, Torosidis, Lazaros, Sokratis, Cholevas, Samaris

FIFA WORLD CUP - Holland beat Mexico 2-1.

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29.06.2014 : HOLLAND 2-1 MEXICO (FT)

NED: Sneijder 88', Huntelaar 90'(Pen)
MEX: Dos Santos 48'

NED: Cillessen, Vlaar, De Vrij, Blind, De Jong, Van Persie (c), Sneijder, Robben, Verhaegh, Kuyt, Wijnaldum
MEX: Ochoa, Rodriguez, Salcido, Marquez (c), Herrera, Layun, Dos Santos, Moreno, Guardado, Peralta, Aguilar

PREVIEW : Jaydip Dasgupta and Laltu Chakrabarty : Holland, one of the toughest Football team in the 2014 World Cup are preparing to meet Mexico in an important match at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza on the 29th. It is expected for a close finish as both the teams have proved their dominance so far.
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STAT : 25th June 1998 : 1st Round, Group E : Holland 2-2 Mexico
In 2006 World Cup Round of 16 match Holland lost to Portugal 0-1 and out from World Cup
In 1990 World Cup Round of 16 match Holland lost to Germany 1-2 and out from World Cuo
In 1938 World Cup Round of 16 match Holland lost to Czech 1-3 and out from World Cup
In 1934 World Cup Round of 16 match Holland lost to Switzerland 2-3 and out from World Cup

In 1994 Holland beat Ireland 2-0 in Round of 16 and reach in next Round.
In 1994 Holland beat Yugoslavia 2-1 in Round of 16 and reach in next Round.
In 1974 Holland beat Argentina 4-0 in 2nd Round and finally reach in the Final of World Cup.
In 1978 Holland beat Austria 5-1 in 2nd Round and finally reach in the Final of World Cup.
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Mexico, the second seeded team from Group A had an impressive performance, had conceded a goal as against four goals they scored. In fact Mexico came as a strong opponent in the Group league match against Brazil as the match ended without any results after a sea saw battle.

Holland had won all the group league matches has proved to be one of the contenders of the tittle. They were in the drivers seat in all the departments against Spain, Chile and Australia. The defending champions Spain had to surrender in front of devastating attack of Holland.
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STAT : In 1986 World Cup In round of 16 Mexico beat Bulgeria 2-0 to reach in Qr. Finals.

In 1970 World Cup 2nd Round (then Qr. Final) match MEXICO lost to Italy 1-4 and out from World Cup
In 1998 World Cup Round of 16 match MEXICO lost to Bulgeria in Tiebreaker 1-1, 1-3 and out from World Cup
In 2002 World Cup Round of 16 match MEXICO lost to USA 0-2 and out from World Cup
In 2006 World Cup Round of 16 match MEXICO lost to Argentina in Tiebreaker 1-1, 1-2(AET) and out from World Cup
In 2010 World Cup Round of 16 match MEXICO lost to Argentina 1-3 and out from World Cup

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Robin van Persie, and Arjen Robben lead the dynamic Netherlands attacking force and each are successful in scoring as they, has converted three goals in this World Cup. The Dutch midfield is being dominated by Wesley Sneijder and Nigel de Jong, who are capable of creating chances to the upfront.

Mexico has proved to be one of the more impressive teams so far in the World Cup, drew against Brazil, but won by a margin of 3-1 against Australia. Oribe Peralta in the upfront and Giovanni Dos Santos in the midfield have looked solid in the tournament, and they must lead the attack for the Mexicans.

The Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa had conceded a goal in the group league stages and one of the most consistent man in the last line of defense in the tournament.

The main task of Mexican coach Miguel Herrera is to block the run of Arjen Robben Robin van Persie and wait for the counter attacks. The strategy and the game plan of Miguel Herrera will going to show the path of success for the Mexicans.