Netherlands-Mexico 2-1 : It looked like Mexico would make it through to the Quarterfinals when they went ahead in the 48th minute after taking the ball away from a defender and rifling it into Dutch net, then holding on until late in the game.   The Netherlands equalized in the 88th minute on a rocket shot from Wesley Sneijder from outside.  The Dutch then won in the end with a stoppage time goal in the box on a questionable penalty drawn by Arjen Robben.   Klass-Jan Huntelaar converted the penalty for the Dutch win to send them on to the Quarterfinals.

Costa Rica-Greece 1-1 (5-3) : After a mild mannered first half, Costa Rica took the lead in the 52nd minute with a goal from Bryan Ruiz, assisted by Christian Bolanos.   Sokratis kept Greek hopes alive with a stoppage time goal at the end of normal time with a shot to the upper 90. No goals in the two overtimes made this game go to penalties.  Costa Rica went on to make all five of their penalties, while Gekas' was save in the fouth set.  Costa Rica went first in penalties, therefore it didn't matter what Greece did for their fifth.