Holland 11/2 after late show

  • Last Updated: June 30 2014, 0:42 BST

Holland are 11/2 to win the World Cup with Paddy Power after drifting out to as big as 28/1 in Sky Bet's live outright market when 1-0 down to Mexico in their round of 16 clash on Sunday.

Arjen Robben celebrates Holland's victory
Arjen Robben celebrates Holland's victory

The Dutch looked to be down and out in the searing heat of Fortaleza after Giovani dos Santos had fired Mexico into a 48th-minute lead and goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa continued his heroics as the last line of defence.

Louis van Gaal's side dragged themselves level in the 88th minute as Sneijder lashed home a venomous strike from the edge of the box and then went ahead from the penalty spot in the fourth minute of added time after Arjen Robben was felled in the box by Mexico captain Rafael Marquez.

Substitute Huntelaar calmly sent Ochoa the wrong way to book Holland's place in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory and they will face Costa Rica or Greece next.

The Oranje went out to as high as 28/1 in Sky Bet's live outright market before their late recovery and now sit at a best price of 11/2 with Paddy Power.

That puts Holland behind only favourites Brazil (3/1, William Hill), Argentina (4/1, general) and Germany (9/2, Ladbrokes) in the World Cup betting.

Costa Rica provide the opposition for Holland in the last eight after they beat Greece 5-3 on penalties.

A keenly-contested encounter in Recife ended 1-1, with Bryan Ruiz’s opener cancelled out by Sokratis Papastathopoulous in second-half stoppage-time.

An extra 30 minutes failed to deliver another goal, despite Costa Rica playing close to an hour at a numerical disadvantage following the dismissal of Oscar Duarte, and the contest was settled with a test of nerve from 12 yards out.

Costa Rica are 50/1 with Paddy Power and sportingbet to lift the trophy, while odds have also been released for the clash with Holland.

  • Odds correct at 0045 BST on 30/06/2014.