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Netherlands beats Mexico 2-1 in friendly

 Netherland's Wesley Sneijder, left, Aarjen Robben, center, and Mark van Bommel, right, speak prior to a friendly soccer match between Netherlands and...
 Netherland players react with fellow team member Robin van Persie, center, after he scored a goal during a friendly soccer match against Mexico in Fr...
 Netherland's Robin van Persie reacts after scoring during the friendly soccer match against Mexico in Freiburg, Germany, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP...

Germany Soccer WCup Netherland Mexico

Netherland's Wesley Sneijder, left, Aarjen Robben, center, and Mark van Bommel, right, speak prior to a friendly soccer match between Netherlands and...

Germany Soccer WCup Netherland Mexico

Netherland players react with fellow team member Robin van Persie, center, after he scored a goal during a friendly soccer match against Mexico in Fr...

Germany Soccer WCup Netherland Mexico

Netherland's Robin van Persie reacts after scoring during the friendly soccer match against Mexico in Freiburg, Germany, Wednesday, May 26, 2010. (AP...

Robin van Persie celebrated his first international call up for six months by scoring two first half goals as an understrength Netherlands beat Mexico 2-1 in a World Cup warmup match on Wednesday.
Manchester United-bound forward Javier Hernandez pulled back a goal after the break, but a resurgent Mexico could not force an equalizer.
Playing his first match for the Netherlands since suffering a serious ankle injury against Italy in November, Van Persie was a constant threat in the first half along with PSV Eindhoven midfielder Ibrahim Afellay.
The Mexicans forced their way back into the match after Van Persie was substituted in the second half and Mexico strengthened its forward line.


Updated : 2021-03-02 01:17 GMT+08:00