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Mexico coach blasts World Cup referee

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Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has slammed FIFA and the referee in his side's defeat against Holland after his side crashed out in the last-16 of the World Cup.

Los Tricolor were leading their second round clash with Holland up until the 88th minute when Wesley Sneijder smashed the ball home, before a controversial last minute penalty sealed the Dutch's path to the quarter-final.

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The spot-kick was given for a foul on Arjen Robben by Mexico captain Rafael Marquez. Replays showed Marquez did stand on Robben's foot, but the Mexican players and staff were incensed by the decision, not least Herrera, himself.

"Robben dived three times," he was quoted as saying on BBC Sport. "You should caution a guy who is trying to cheat, and then if Robben did it again he would be sent off."

Mexico had gone ahead early in the second half after a long-range effort from Giovani dos Santos found the bottom corner. Louis van Gaal's side hit back late on, though, but the decision to award the penalty by Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca was what left Herrera furious.

"Why did Fifa choose a referee from the same confederation as the Netherlands instead of one from South America, Asia or Africa?" he continued.

"The doubtful decisions were always against us. In three matches we had horrible refereeing. The man with the whistle knocked us out.

"I want the referee committee to take a look and that the referee goes home, just like us."

Holland's progression prevented an all CONCACAF region last-eight match with Costa Rica for Mexico, but the central American side can leave proud of what they have achieved.

The Dutch, meanwhile, will fancy their chances of making the semi-finals against a Costa Rican team which has never before progressed to this stage.

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