Tim Krul’s dream of lifting the World Cup remains a possibility as his Netherlands side scraped past Mexico in Brazil last night.

Trailing by a goal with two minutes remaining, Wesley Sneijder struck a late equaliser for Louis van Gaal’s side before Arjen Robben won a controversial penalty which Klaas Jan-Huntelaar dispatched expertly.

Krul watched on from the bench as Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen continued in goal.

Tonight [Monday] sees a mini Newcastle United reunion in Brasilia as Shola Ameobi’s Nigeria side take on France. Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko are likely to start for Didier Deschamps’ side, while former Magpies Loic Remy and Yohan Cabaye could also be involved.

The winner of that match will face the winner of Germany’s clash with Algeria, while Krul’s Holland side take on surprise package Costa Rica in the quarter-final stage.