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  • Date:24 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Green Point Stadium
  • Attendance:63,093
Goal!

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92mins

The official flags Eljero Elia offside. Souleymanou Hamidou restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Eljero Elia produces a cross, Rigobert Song makes a clearance.

87mins

The ball is sent over by Jean Makoun, clearance made by Johnny Heitinga.

85mins

Mark Van Bommel fouled by Aurelien Chedjou, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

85mins

Unfair challenge on Mark Van Bommel by Stephane M'bia Etoundi results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

83mins

Arjen Robben has an effort at goal from outside the area hitting the post. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Cameroon 1-2 Holland.The assist for the goal came from Arjen Robben.

83mins

Vincent Aboubakar takes a shot. Joris Mathijsen gets a block in.

82mins

Corner taken by Wesley Sneijder played to the near post, Stephane M'bia Etoundi manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Stephane M'bia Etoundi handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Stephane M'bia Etoundi is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Wesley Sneijder has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Rigobert Song gets a block in.

80mins

Corner taken right-footed by Geremi Njitap, Foul by Mohammadou Idrissou on Johnny Heitinga, free kick awarded. Maarten Stekelenburg restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Shot from just outside the area by Wesley Sneijder goes over the bar.

79mins

Eljero Elia crosses the ball, clearance by Rigobert Song.

78mins

Foul by Geremi Njitap on Eljero Elia, free kick awarded. Nigel De Jong restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Maarten Stekelenburg.

76mins

Mark Van Bommel concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Makoun. Direct free kick taken by Jean Makoun. Stephane M'bia Etoundi takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Van Bommel.

76mins

The ball is sent over by Geremi Njitap, clearance by Johnny Heitinga.

75mins

Foul by Khalid Boulahrouz on Jean Makoun, free kick awarded. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Vincent Aboubakar takes a shot.

73mins

Nicolas N'Koulou leaves the field to be replaced by Rigobert Song.

73mins

Arjen Robben joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rafael Van der Vaart.

71mins

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar fouled by Stephane M'bia Etoundi, the ref awards a free kick. Mohammadou Idrissou is brought on as a substitute for Eric Choupo-Moting. Free kick crossed right-footed by Wesley Sneijder. The assistant referee signals for offside against Johnny Heitinga. Souleymanou Hamidou takes the indirect free kick.

70mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Landry N'Guemo from the left by-line to the near post, Stephane M'bia Etoundi has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

70mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst on Vincent Aboubakar. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Geremi Njitap from right wing, Mark Van Bommel makes a clearance. Landry N'Guemo takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Van Bommel.

68mins

Nicolas N'Koulou concedes a free kick for a foul on Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Rafael Van der Vaart fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Souleymanou Hamidou.

67mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Makoun on Nigel De Jong. Centre by Rafael Van der Vaart, Shot by Nigel De Jong from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

67mins

Eljero Elia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dirk Kuyt.

66mins

Rafael Van der Vaart is shown a yellow card.

63mins

Khalid Boulahrouz concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Makoun. Geremi Njitap produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Rafael Van der Vaart gets a block in. The referee gives a against Rafael Van der Vaart for handball. Samuel Eto'o scores a power penalty. Cameroon 1-1 Holland.The assist for the goal came from Geremi Njitap.

62mins

Jean Makoun takes a shot. Save made by Maarten Stekelenburg. Aurelien Chedjou takes a shot.

60mins

Landry N'Guemo produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

60mins

Geremi Njitap takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Dirk Kuyt.

59mins

Samuel Eto'o takes a shot. Joris Mathijsen gets a block in.

58mins

Unfair challenge on Johnny Heitinga by Landry N'Guemo results in a free kick. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robin van Persie. Mark Van Bommel takes the free kick.

57mins

Foul by Landry N'Guemo on Johnny Heitinga, free kick awarded. Mark Van Bommel takes the free kick.

56mins

Vincent Aboubakar on for Gaetan Bong.

56mins

The ball is sent over by Khalid Boulahrouz.

54mins

Foul by Jean Makoun on Wesley Sneijder, free kick awarded. Wesley Sneijder has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Souleymanou Hamidou.

54mins

Dirk Kuyt delivers the ball, Nicolas N'Koulou manages to make a clearance.

52mins

Centre by Robin van Persie. Dirk Kuyt crosses the ball, save by Souleymanou Hamidou.

51mins

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Souleymanou Hamidou makes a comfortable save.

49mins

Samuel Eto'o fouled by Mark Van Bommel, the ref awards a free kick. Landry N'Guemo takes the direct free kick.

49mins

Dirk Kuyt fouled by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, the ref awards a free kick. Robin van Persie restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Foul by Dirk Kuyt on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

47mins

Mark Van Bommel fouled by Landry N'Guemo, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst.

46mins

Foul by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst on Landry N'Guemo, free kick awarded. Landry N'Guemo takes the direct free kick.

44mins

Foul by Aurelien Chedjou on Wesley Sneijder, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.

43mins

The referee gives a free kick against Rafael Van der Vaart for handball. Geremi Njitap crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Mark Van Bommel makes a clearance.

41mins

Geremi Njitap produces a cross.

40mins

The referee blows for offside against Samuel Eto'o. Maarten Stekelenburg takes the indirect free kick.

39mins

Centre by Giovanni Van Bronckhorst, Stephane M'bia Etoundi gets a block in.

39mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gaetan Bong on Mark Van Bommel. Mark Van Bommel restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Gaetan Bong takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga. Corner taken by Landry N'Guemo, Maarten Stekelenburg makes a comfortable save.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Geremi Njitap, clearance by Mark Van Bommel.

36mins

Robin van Persie finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cameroon 0-1 Holland.Rafael Van der Vaart provided the assist for the goal.

35mins

Samuel Eto'o is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.

35mins

Wesley Sneijder crosses the ball, clearance made by Nicolas N'Koulou.

35mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Van Bommel on Gaetan Bong. Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes the free kick.

34mins

Landry N'Guemo takes a shot. Joris Mathijsen gets a block in.

33mins

Wesley Sneijder is caught offside. Nicolas N'Koulou takes the free kick.

32mins

Shot by Dirk Kuyt from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

31mins

Centre by Geremi Njitap, Jean Makoun produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

30mins

The referee books Nicolas N'Koulou for dissent.

30mins

Robin van Persie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane M'bia Etoundi. Free kick taken by Stephane M'bia Etoundi.

27mins

Wesley Sneijder is caught offside. Free kick taken by Geremi Njitap.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephane M'bia Etoundi on Rafael Van der Vaart. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart, save by Souleymanou Hamidou.

24mins

Wesley Sneijder takes a shot. Blocked by Aurelien Chedjou.

23mins

Unfair challenge on Robin van Persie by Aurelien Chedjou results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Wesley Sneijder.

22mins

Foul by Wesley Sneijder on Geremi Njitap, free kick awarded. Geremi Njitap restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save by Souleymanou Hamidou.

18mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Rafael Van der Vaart. Free kick taken by Stephane M'bia Etoundi.

17mins

Dirk Kuyt challenges Gaetan Bong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dirk Kuyt goes into the referee's book. Direct free kick taken by Gaetan Bong.

16mins

Geremi Njitap takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Mark Van Bommel.

13mins

Foul by Wesley Sneijder on Benoit Assou-Ekotto, free kick awarded. Geremi Njitap crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

12mins

Unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Geremi Njitap results in a free kick. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst takes the direct free kick.

11mins

Short corner taken by Landry N'Guemo from the left by-line. A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jean Makoun takes a shot.

11mins

The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, blocked by Dirk Kuyt.

10mins

Unfair challenge on Jean Makoun by Nigel De Jong results in a free kick. Geremi Njitap delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Maarten Stekelenburg.

8mins

Johnny Heitinga concedes a free kick for a foul on Samuel Eto'o. Geremi Njitap takes the free kick.

6mins

Unfair challenge on Rafael Van der Vaart by Landry N'Guemo results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Van Bommel.

5mins

Rafael Van der Vaart has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

5mins

Aurelien Chedjou takes a shot. Save made by Maarten Stekelenburg.

1mins

Eric Choupo-Moting delivers the ball, Nigel De Jong manages to make a clearance.

The game gets underway.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The second half kicks off.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Le Guen unsurprised by African failure Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen claims it is "no coincidence" African teams have fallen flat in South Africa - but refused to elaborate on why they have let their continent down. Le Guen's side face Holland tomorrow having already crashed out of the World Cup, joining hosts South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria in making early exits. The Ivory Coast are also all but mathematically out with one game to play. Cameroon slipped to poor defeats at the hands of Japan and Denmark to render Thursday's match at Cape Town's Green Point Stadium immaterial, for which Le Guen has taken the blame. However, he was cryptic when asked why African sides have failed to rise to the occasion of the first World Cup to be held on their soil. "There's not necessarily any logic to this but it's not a coincidence," said the Frenchman, who has maintained his silence on reports linking him with Australia. "You can explain why African teams are performing so badly. I'm not going to be able to explain it at length but there is a certain logic behind it, it's certainly not a coincidence." Holland coach Bert van Marwijk will give Arjen Robben every chance to prove his fitness as the winger strives to make his World Cup 2010 bow. The Bayern Munich man has yet to feature in South Africa as he recovers from a hamstring problem. Even without him, the Oranje produced wins against Denmark and Japan to wrap up a last-16 place. Barring defeat against eliminated Cameroon combined with a big win for Japan against Denmark, Van Marwijk's side are sure of top spot in Group E. Thursday's dead rubber would therefore be a good chance for Robben to get some match time under his belt, but Van Marwijk admits the player may still be left on the sidelines even though he trained on Wednesday night. "With Arjen we waited until tonight's training and we'll see how he responds," Van Marwijk said. "If he looks well tomorrow he will be in the selection for the match."

Formation:442Manager: Paul Le Guen

Cameroon

Formation: 4411Manager: Bert Van Marwijk

Holland

  • Souleymanou Hamidou
  • Geremi Njitap
  • Stephane M'bia Etoundi
  • Nicolas N'Koulou
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
  • Jean Makoun
  • Alex Song
  • Landry N'Guemo
  • Gaetan Bong
  • Samuel Eto'o
  • Eric Choupo-Moting
  • SUBS
  • Carlos Kameni
  • Rigobert Song
  • Sebastien Bassong
  • Achille Emana
  • Aurelien Chedjou
  • Pierre Webo
  • Mohammadou Idrissou
  • Joel Matip
  • Vincent Aboubakar
  • Guy Rolland Ndy Assembe

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Match Report

Holland three and easy Holland made it three wins from as many Group E matches with a 2-1 victory in their dead rubber against Cameroon in Cape Town. With Holland already through to the last 16 and Cameroon out, it took Robin van Persie's 36th-minute flash of inspiration to get things going. Samuel Eto'o's second-half penalty levelled matters until substitute Klaas Jan Huntelaar's 82nd-minute winner continued the group winners' momentum heading into a last-16 clash with Slovakia. Holland came into the match on an unbeaten run of 21 international matches and had produced wins against Denmark and Japan to secure their progression. Bert van Marwijk opted not to risk starting with Arjen Robben, who is yet to feature due to a hamstring problem, while Van Persie and Nigel de Jong were included despite being a booking away from suspension. Rafael van der Vaart dragged one wide for Holland early on and Cameroon's Aurelien Chedjou fired a weak effort at Maarten Stekelenburg. Dirk Kuyt picked up a needless booking before Van Persie could only fire straight at Hamidou Souleymanou after brilliantly setting himself up by chesting down Giovanni van Bronckhorst's chip forward. In the 31st minute Cameroon midfielder Jean Makoun headed over from Geremi's cross before Kuyt dragged one wide for Holland. Finally the crowd had something to cheer after 35 minutes when Van Persie opened the scoring, playing a neat one-two with Van der Vaart before firing between Souleymanou's legs. After five minutes of the second half Mark van Bommel played a nice sweeping ball forward for Van Persie which his colleague wastefully hit at the goalkeeper. Sneijder's free-kick was on target but lacked power while Cameroon showed little conviction going forward. Van Persie was withdrawn before the hour mark with Huntelaar coming on. Cameroon's best chance came moments later when substitute Vincent Aboubakar's clever reverse pass found Makoun - who looked offside - but the midfielder was denied by Stekelenburg with Chedjou then blasting over from the loose ball. Cameroon were then handed a 64th-minute penalty by referee Pablo Pozo when Van der Vaart raised his arm to block Geremi's free-kick, receiving a booking for his trouble. Captain Eto'o kept his nerve to convert a perfect spot-kick. Van Marwijk sent on Eljero Elia for Kuyt with Robben still waiting in the wings while De Jong could not properly connect with Van der Vaart's teasing free-kick. Van Bronckhorst was then harshly booked for pulling down Aboubakar. Stephane Mbia headed over from a set-piece before Cameroon boss Paul Le Guen made substitutions of his own, with veteran Rigobert Song getting a brief taste of his fourth World Cup tournament. Meanwhile, Robben's strip-tease down to his playing kit excited the crowd before he came on for Van der Vaart. He made an impact quickly, too, cutting inside and firing a trademark left-footed shot which hit the post and fell to Huntelaar to restore his side's lead.

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