Ahead 1-0 with just two minutes left in its match versus the Netherlands, Mexico seemed poised to advance to the next round of the World Cup. Maybe you'll guess what happened next.
First, Wesley Sneijder kicked this ball unbelievably hard.
Next, in stoppage time, this silly/questionable foul changed everything...
leading to this heartbreaking montage.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar nails the shot and then performs this ridiculous celebration (click on the picture):
Klaas Jan Huntelaar karate kicks a poor flag http://t.co/UPEY5Bd5un— Steph (@myregularface) June 29, 2014
Netherlands won the game. Mexico won our hearts.— 2014 World Cup (@2014WorIdCup) June 29, 2014
The Netherlands advance to the quarterfinals, where they will battle the winner of Costa Rica versus Greece. This is the first time in the history of the World Cup knockout round that a team trailing in the 88th minute won the game in regulation.
Also, Royal Dutch Air may have lost an entire country's worth of business (h/t Josh Feldman):
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