The Netherlands and Mexico are playing live on the World Cup international friendly schedule and the two teams are meeting for the first time since the controversial game in Brazil and the match is from Amsterdam Arena in the Dutch Holland and on TV from ESPN on the ESPN2 channel and it will be streaming online from the WatchESPN website.
The last time these teams played there was some controversy and Arjen Robben and his fall made a huge impact and now Mexico gets the chance for some pay back, although the stakes are much lower. This is one of the best matchups of the international break and the drama because of the last time these two teams played will add some intensity to it. Both teams will be looking to stay in solid form and after the way the Dutch won late against Mexico, they will be looking for some revenge.
Mexico manager Miguel Herrera was furious after the penalty call on Mexico for Robben and that put the team through out of the last 16 and devastated the Mexican side. Robin Van Persie and Jordie Classie will be out with injuries and that gives Mexico an advantage and Netherlands comes in playing up and down since the World Cup. The Mexican side has been playing with confidence and they have won three games in a row and that came after a draw with Chelsea.
Hector Herrera is in the midfield and he is a player to watch and the Dutch side comes in looking a bit different after Louis Van Gaal left for Man United. El Tri comes in looking for some revenge and while the team struggled in that game, the side has not lost since that day at the Fortaleza and now they have Javier Hernandez, Carlos Vela, Raul Jimenez and Giovani Dos Santos coming in and looking to play well.
This is a warm-up for the Dutch, as they have a Euro qualifier against Latvia on Monday and that will be big. The Netherlands comes into that match at the third spot in Group A and they are six back of Iceland and the Czech Republic and that means they need to get things going. The Dutch have a hard road left for that and now Mexico has the chance to make them feel a bit out of sorts heading into that game.
Forward Carlos Vela comes in after being away from the team and the background of this game of course will be the World Cup matchup. From the video it's clear that Robben exaggerated the contact and that drew the call and that is what players are supposed to do, but in the World Cup it was pretty classless and that time of the game made it the defining moment for Mexico. The team now can get some revenge with a strong performance on Wednesday.