1. What a Flop

    Netherlands Beat Mexico With 94th Minute Goal

    FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 29: Rafael Marquez of Mexico reacts after a challenge on Arjen Robben of the Netherlands resulting in a yellow card for Marquez and a penalty kick for the Netherlands during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao on June 29, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

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    The Orange Crush kept up their comeback streak and added a dash of controversy on Sunday, eliminating Mexico in the knockout round of the World Cup 2-1. Mexico led for the entire match, boosted by a goal from Giovanni Dos Santos and a string of heroic saves by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. But things started to unravel in the 88th minute, when Wesley Sneijder scored a goal for the Netherlands to tie the match. At the 94th minute, the Dutch earned a penalty kick on a congroversial call, when Arjen Robben pulled off what many viewers determined to be a magnificent flop in stoppage time. The referees fell for it, giving the Dutch a penalty kick, and Klaas jan Huntelaar scored easily on the close-range shot. Sunday's loss marks Mexico's sixth straight elimination in the Round of 16.

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