Netherlands starting XI: Cillessen, Vlaar, Verhaegh, Kuyt, Blind, de Vrij, de Jong, Wijnaldum, Sneijder, Robben, van Persie
Mexico starting XI: Ochoa, Aguilar, Layun, Moreno, Marquez, Rodriguez, Herrera, Salcido, dos Santos, Peralta, Guardado
Holland and Mexico can both be proud of their World Cup exploits to date. The Dutch started things with a bang by demolishing Spain and went on to win all three of their group matches, while Mexico have shown the importance of outstanding tactics and defensive stability to qualify from a tough Group A with relative ease.
Louis van Gaal can once again call on his Manchester United striker Robin van Persie, after the front-man sat out the final group game due to suspension. But Miguel Herrera is without the banned Jose Vasquez.
Holland are undefeated in their last four matches against today’s opposition, winning three and drawing the other. But the Mexicans’ defence is such that the Dutch will need to be at their attacking-best to break them down.
This match has the potential to be one of the games of the round, in a tournament where the majority of those left in have a realistic claim for the title.
United's van Persie starts but his club teammate Javier Hernandez has to make do with a place on the bench.