• Mexico have lost three and drawn one of their last four encounters with the Netherlands, conceding at least two goals on each of these occasions.
  • The only previous World Cup meeting between these two sides came in 1998 (group stage), when Mexico came from 0-2 down with 15 minutes remaining to draw 2-2.
  • Mexico have been knocked out of the World Cup finals at the second round stage in all five editions since 1994.
  • Netherlands have won nine of their last 10 World Cup matches, with the only blip in this run being their 2010 final defeat against Spain.
  • Mexico have scored a goal in each of their last 11 World Cup matches against European nations, losing just two of these games (W4 D5 L2).
  • Just one European nation has been eliminated by a CONCACAF representative in a World Cup knockout tie in the post-war era (W4 D2 L1); this was Bulgaria v Mexico in 1986.
  • Since 1990, nine previous sides from the CONCACAF region have reached round two of the World Cup, but only one has progressed to the quarter finals (USA in 2002).
  • 10 of the last 12 World Cup goals scored by Mexico have come after half time, while the Netherlands have scored eight of their last nine World Cup goals in the second half.
  • The Dutch attempted 23 shots on target in the group stages; nine more than any other side in Group B managed.
  • Mexico attempted 28 shots in their opening three games at the 2014 World Cup, fewer than any other Group A side.
  • Arjen Robben has scored eight goals in his last nine appearances for the Netherlands.
  • Robben has scored or assisted seven goals (five goals, two assists) in his last seven World Cup appearances.
  • Robin van Persie has scored 21 goals in his last 25 appearances for the Oranje.
  • Johnny Rep (7) is the Netherlands’ leading goalscorer at World Cup finals. Robben (6) and van Persie (5) are within reach of that record.