1. What a Flop

    Netherlands Beat Mexico With 94th Minute Goal

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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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