Ron Vlaar of the Netherlands tackles Hector Herrera of Mexico during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil on Sunday.
Mexico played a goalless draw with Netherlands in the 32 minutes of the first half of their round of 16 match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil on Sunday.Mexico and their European opponents almost performed equally in the pre-lemon session and the players of the both sides got a few chances and they failed to convert those.The Netherlands has a slim lead in their head-to-head history. They’ve won three of the six matches played, with Mexico winning twice and one draw. The Oranje have picked up nine points in the group stage for the second World Cup in a row and have not lost in the first round since 1994.The Dutch are one of four teams to have qualified with three wins. The other nations are Colombia, Argentina and Belgium.Mexico have won eight out of 31 World Cup matches against European teams, which is equal to 26 per cent of the matches.The Mexicans won their final group match last Monday for the first time since 1986.