10 interesting stats ahead of Netherlands vs Mexico

1 – Mexico conceded the joint-least goals in qualifying, along with Costa Rica and Belgium (1 each).

1 – This game will see the first official cooling break of the tournament with the referee to stop the game for 3 minutes after half hour in each half.

2 – Both winners of their group qualified yesterday (Brazil and Colombia). The Netherlands were the group winners between these two.

2 – Mexico have lost just 2 of their last 11 World Cup matches versus European nations, winning 4 and drawing 5.

5 – Mexico have been knocked out at this stage for each of the last five World Cups.

10 – The Netherlands scored the most goals in the group stage.

11% – 9 CONCACAF sides have reached the second round of the World Cup sine 1990 with only one of them reaching the quarter-finals (USA in 2002).

24 – Mexico have lost the most matches in the history of the World Cup.

90% – The Netherlands have won 9 of their last 10 World Cup matches. They also won 9 of their 10 qualifiers for this tournament.

270 – Mexico’s back three have 277 international caps combined (Rafa Márquez 123, Francisco Rodríguez 98 and Héctor Moreno 56).