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Mexico coach Herrera rages against Robben, refs, FIFA... everyone!

Mexico coach Miguel Herrera blew his top after their World Cup elimination by Holland.

Herrera raged at Arjen Robben, the referee and FIFA after Holland's last-gasp victory in the World Cup round of 16.

He claimed Robben committed three dives, including for the decisive penalty, and criticised FIFA for appointing a referee from the same continent - Portugal's Pedro Proenca - as Holland won 2-1 in Fortaleza thanks to Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's stoppage time penalty, after Wesley Sneijder's 88th minute volley had equalised Giovani Dos Santos' goal.

The Mexico boss claimed his side had been victims of bad refereeing in their group matches against Cameroon and Croatia as well.

He told a news conference: "Out of the four matches here in all of them the refereeing was disastrous.

"Robben did three dives and he should have been cautioned. You should caution a guy who is trying to cheat, and then if Robben did it again he would be sent off.

"And why did FIFA choose a referee from the same confederation as Holland instead of one from South America, Asia or Africa?

"The doubtful decisions were always against us. We have to say it in capital letters, in three matches we had horrible refereeing. The man with the whistle knocked us.

"I want the referee committee to take a look and that the referee goes home just like us."

Herrera also blasted organisers for making the teams play in the heat and humidity of a 1pm kick-off in Fortaleza.

He added: "What goes against football is to have to play in these conditions. The players were suffocated by the sun heat and the humidity."

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