Jun 29, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Netherlands
2-1
Mexico
Sneijder (88'), Huntelaar (90' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-0)
dos Santos (48')
Aguilar (69'), Marquez (90'), Guardado (90')

Danny Murphy disappointed in Arjen Robben's diving antics

Mexico's defender and captain Rafael Marquez and Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa react after the awarding of a penalty after a tackle on Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben during a Round of 16 football match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao S
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Danny Murphy says that the Netherlands' win over Mexico has left a "bitter taste in the mouth" due to Arjen Robben's diving antics.

Former Premier League footballer Danny Murphy has called on Netherlands star Arjen Robben to cut play-acting out of his game.

The Bayern Munich player has apologised for dramatically falling to the ground after Mexico's Rafael Marquez stepped on his foot in the box during yesterday's last-16 clash at the World Cup in Brazil.

The injury-time penalty helped the Dutch secure a 2-1 victory and a place in the quarter-finals at the expense of Mexico, who were five minutes away from reaching the last eight.

Robben, who had numerous penalty appeals turned down by the referee throughout the match in Fortaleza, has been criticised for his diving following the game.

"Robben does it so often that he puts the referees in a horrible position," BBC Sport quotes Murphy as saying. "We all admire Robben he's a wonderful player but I wish he would cut that out of his game.

"He got his rewards in the end. In the first half he was taken down but his reaction meant that the referee didn't give it. He is the boy who cried wolf. The way the won it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth."

Louis van Gaal's side will face Costa Rica in a quarter-final clash on Saturday.

Wesley Sneijder of the Netherlands shoots and scores his team's first goal past Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Netherlands and Mexico at Castelao on June 29, 2014
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