CAMEROON 1-2 DENMARK A fabulous game in Pretoria, which flowed from end to end before Dennis Rommedahl's brilliant goal on the hour, after which Denmark sat back and defended resolutely. They were reliant on a top-drawer Sorensen save to deny Emana, but other than that restricted Cameroon to half chances from the edge of the box. Paul Le Guen's side were a marked improvement on their last game, but it's that insipid display versus Japan which has ultimately cost them dear in South Africa. As for Denmark, well aside from a few hairy moments in the first half they were very accomplished, with Christian Poulsen, Gronkjaer, Bendtner and Rommedahl adding some very nice creative touches to a solid outfit. They now face a winner-takes-all clash with Japan on Thursday. Full time in the Loftus Versfeld stadium, Cameroon 1 Denmark 2.
FULL TIME That's it - Cameroon are out of the 2010 World Cup.
CLAIMED Geremi hangs one up high but Sorensen leaps to catch above the Cameroon heads. Just 90 seconds to go.
KEEP BALL Keep ball for Denmark and they're doing a good job of it. Their experience in midfield has counted for a lot tonight.
ADDED TIME Three minutes left for Cameroon to save their 2010 World Cup.
COMING UP SHORT Denmark break but Jensen carelessly loses possession. Cameroon counter and win a corner through Eto'o, which is cleared. All go here but Cameroon are just coming up short in the final third.
BOOKING Kjaer takes out Aboubakar as the striker tries to wriggle into the box. That's a booking and one which means Kjaer is suspended for Denmark's last game, versus Japan.
SCRAMBLED Big numbers forward for Cameroon once more but Denmark scramble clear.
BOOKING Sorensen sees yellow for taking too long with a goal kick.
DENMARK CHANGE Jakob Poulsen is on for Denmark as they shut up shop. Tomasson departs.
IDRISSOU CHANCE Emana's cross is flicked on to Idrissou - just eight yards out he should do better with his free header but nods over.
CRUCIAL BLOCK Aboubakar, with practically his first touch, smacks a 15-yarder towards the bottom corner but Poulsen blocks with his head and it's a corner. Cameroon are throwing everything at the Danes, but are coming up agonisingly short for now.
BREAK Tomasson and Bendtner try and forge a chance on the break but neither is clinical enough with their passing and the latter's resulting shot is far too tame.
FREE HEADER Idrissou has a free header from a right-wing corner but gets underneath the ball and nods comfortably over the bar.
DEEPER Denmark are defending deeper and deeper as the pressure intensifies.
CAMEROON SUB Vincent Aboubakar, just 18-years-old, is sent on to find the goal Cameroon simply must score. Webo departs.
EMANA CHANCE They find the target this time, but Thomas Sorensen's sharp reflexes deny Cameroon an equaliser. Emana drives low from the right of the box - it looks goalbound before the Stoke keeper sticks out his right hand to divert wide. Superb save.
NOT ON SONG Again it's long range from Cameroon, and again it finds the stands. Alex Song this time.
CAMEROON SUB Winger Mohamadou Idrissou replaces Bassong - an attacking change from Paul Le Guen. With just 18 minutes to go he has to go for it.
SHOULD BE 3-1 Should be 3-1 and points in the bag. Poulsen clips over the back four, Rommedahl beats the offside trap and tees up Tomasson. He's one-on-one with Souleymanou, 15 yards out, but the keeper wins the day with a vital block. Definitely should have buried it.
LACKLUSTRE Patient probing from Cameroon around the Denmark box but all they can come up with is a lacklustre Webo shot from 20 yards which bobbles wide.
DENMARK SUB Thomas Kahlenberg replaces Jesper Gronkjaer for the Danes.
MAKOUN CHANCE They're still creating chances here, Cameroon, but again a good opportunity is snatched at. This time Makoun is the guilty party, sidefooting an Eto'o cross into row Z from 15 yards.
MBIA HEADER Mbia floats a decent cross onto Webo's head but he nods wide from ten yards. Cameroon's finishing has been pretty woeful, Eto'o aside. Webo and Emana have been wild with their efforts.
AS THINGS STAND So as things stand Cameroon are out of the World Cup, and Holland are through to the last 16.
CAMEROON 1-2 DENMARK Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Seconds after Webo should do better from ten yards but finds Sorensen's arms on the turn, Denmark break with pace and take the lead. Bendtner passes to Rommendahl and hares down the right, cuts inside, takes on Makoun and places left-footed into the far corner. Top notch goal and Denmark have come from behind here to take a hugely important lead.
WEBO SHOT Webo has room on the right of the box but crashes wastefully over the bar. Miles over infact.
TEMPO SLOWED It hasn't quite got the vim and vigour of the first half. Perhaps mindful of their defensive deficiencies, the two sides appear to be a tad more cautious.
BREATHER Kjaer takes a heavy blow to the head from Webo and needs a breather.
MENACING Gallivanting run from Simon Poulsen who reaches the left byline and sees his menacing cross cleared just in front of keeper Souleymanou. From the corner Gronkjaer is caught in two minds whether to shoot or cross, and in the end does neither.
BOOKING First yellow card of the game goes to Tottenham's Sebastien Bassong, for tugging back Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner 25 yards from goal. Agger's resulting free kick hits the ball but Kjaer wallops the rebound towards the top corner. It's a ferocious hit and whistles over the bar.
OFF HIS TOES Great start to the half from Cameroon, just like in the first. Geremi's low cross misses everyone and reaches Assou-Ekotto at the back stick - the ball is just taken off his toes as he's about to hit it.
TIPPED OVER Mbia sees a close range header expertly tipped over the bar by Thomas Sorensen from a Cameroon corner.
CHANGE APIECE The teams have made a chance apiece at the break. Jorgensen has been replaced by Daniel Jensen in Denmark's midfield, while Jean Makoun has come on for Enoh for Cameroon.
SECOND HALF We're back playing again in Pretoria.
HALF TIME Defending of the Sunday League variety is making this a bit of a classic. Chances galore but somehow just two goals in the first half and you'd be hard pressed to pick a winner after the break.
OFF THE POST! Absolutely incredible - not sure how this game is still 1-1. Another lax Danish pass sees Cameroon sprint into the box and Eto'o sidefoots against the post. It's cleared but then Emana runs straight through the Denmark defence before prodding at Sorensen from ten yards. Three gaping chances in a minute in Pretoria.
BIG CHANCE Song gets robbed near the halfway line and suddenly Denmark are two-on-two. Bendtner plays to Rommedahl who storms into the box, cuts back and then Bendtner sees his shot brilliantly blocked by Song with the keeper nowhere, before Jorgensen lashes not-too-far over from range.
BARNSTORMING Alex Song drives forward and slides a delicious ball down the right for Geremi - again his cross is good but this time Sorensen leaps high to claim. Never really had Geremi down as a barnstorming right winger before.
TECHNIQUE Magnificent technique from Geremi who sidefoot-volleys a long ball straight across the heart of Denmark's box. Unfortunately for Cameroon neither Webo nor Eto'o is alive to the danger and the ball drifts out for a goal kick.
INJURED Enoh Eyong has taken a blow to the face and needs treatment on the sidelines.
AT FAULT Assou-Ekotto at fault there - he let the ball drift over his head and Rommedahl's pace did the rest. Superb game here in Pretoria between two very different but evenly matched sides.
CAMEROON 1-1 DENMARK It's achingly predictable, but Cameroon were helpless to stop it. A long, raking Kjaer pass finds Dennis Rommedahl on the right flank - he sprints towards the byline and sends a pinpoint low ball across for NICKLAS BENDTNER to slide home from six yards.
PRESSURE Excellent pressure from the Africans who try and play their way neatly through Denmark's back line with some one-touch stuff.
HIGH AND WIDE Emana is shooting at will here, but has yet to find the target. The latest, a 20-yarder following a decent run, is high and wide.
NOSEBLEED Denmark leave a gaping hole in their midfield which Sebastien Bassong duly exploits, reaching the box before presumably getting a nosebleed and hurriedly giving away the ball.
RECOVERED WELL Good recovery from the Danes since that shocking opening goal. Still, they look a bit too rigid to me - if Cameroon double up on Rommedahl and Gronkjaer I don't see where the creativity and goals are going to come from.
TASTY BATTLE Geremi and Gronkjaer are enjoying a tasty little battle down Cameroon's right/Denmark's left flank. Less galling than the money fights they (probably) used to have at Stamford Bridge, anyway.
EMANA SHOT Emana is finding pockets of space in front of the Danish defence. He lashes a cross-shot past the far post.
LIVELY Very lively game, this, flowing nicely from end to end. Jacobsen's dangerous cross is helped on by Tomasson and has to be blocked be the sprawling Souleymanou.
WING MAN You get the impression Denmark's wingers are key to their revival here. Rommedahl's mis-hit low cross finds its way to Gronkjaer, 25 yards out on the left - his shot is goalbound but Nicolas Nkoulou crucially gets his bonce in the way.
REAL TEST Real test for the Danes, who are right up against it now. They're working hard enough but their confidence has visibly been hit.
JUST WIDE Cameroon have their tails up, and they nearly have a two-goal lead. A free kick is cleared to Achille Emana who rebounds a low first-time 20 yard effort which flashes past the post.
CAMEROON 1-0 DENMARK That's a real shocker from Simon Kjaer. Sorensen plays a pass to the defender on the edge of Denmark's box, and he duly plays a blind pass towards Poulsen. Cameroon immediately nip in and play to SAMUEL ETO'O, who drives past the keeper from 15 yards. Clinical finishing.
FREE KICK The horns reach aeroplane noise levels as Geremi wins a free kick off his former Chelsea teammate Jesper Gronkjaer to the left of Denmark's box. Geremi whips it in himself, but it's down Sorensen's throat.
ROMMEDAHL CHANCE First good move from Denmark and they forge a decent opening. Poulsen pulls the strings with a gorgeous through ball which the flying Dennis Rommedahl latches onto with relish. He's clean through on the right of the box but, from an awkward angle, lashes over. Poor effort really; he should have drilled it across the keeper.
ETO'O SHOT Eto'o, playing centrally tonight as opposed to his unusual right-flank role against Japan, picks up the ball from deep and drives a daisy-cutter wide of Sorensen's right-hand post.
PURPOSEFUL Cameroon look purposeful in the early stages, gnashing away at the legs of the Danes like a hungry pitbull terrier.
EARLY CHANCE Just 40 seconds in Webo latches onto a throw in and gets to the byline - his low cross evades the four Cameroon players in the box and then Assou-Ekotto's low drive is blocked. Excellent start from the Africans.
KICK OFF The Indomitable Lions get the ball rolling. Denmark are clad in their white change kit.
ANTHEMS If the anthems are anything to go by then Cameroon will win by a mile tonight. Uplifting passionate trumpety number versus stoic, stiff upper lip dronefest. No contest.
TEAMS OUT Vuvuzela time in Pretoria as the teams make their way out onto the pitch. Loftus Versfeld is healthily stocked.
PRESSURE RAISED So Holland's 1-0 win over Japan earlier means that defeat for Cameroon tonight will see them become the first team to exit the 2010 World Cup. That's because Japan play Denmark on Thursday, so Cameroon wouldn't be able to overtake both of those sides. Pressure bar = raised.
PREDICTION With Holland to come in their final game, it's win or bust for Cameroon. I fancy them to edge it 1-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE? The knockout stage has essentially arrived already for these two. If Holland and Japan play out a draw in Group E's earlier kick off, defeat in this game would mean elimination. It's all about three points in Pretoria.
ONES TO WATCH Few, if any, individuals stood out in Cameroon and Denmark's opening fixtures. That'll have to change today - time for someone to make a name for themselves.
STAR PLAYERS Samuel Eto'o, figurehead for African football and one of the most prolific world class strikers of his generation, needs a big performance today. The Inter marksman looked lost in the Japan game, utilised on the right flank. In his head Denmark's Nicklas Bendtner thinks he's 30 times the player Eto'o is. He may be a little over-confident, but Bendtner is the nearest thing the Danes have got to a genuine star talent.
THE REF Notorious referee Jorge Larrionda takes charge of this one. The Uruguayan has courted controversy on several high-profile occasions in the past, most infamously when sending off three players during Italy's 2006 World Cup group stage clash with the USA.
STADIUM Loftus Versfeld, the 51,000 capacity stadium, is the oldest in use at the World Cup having been originally built in 1906. So far it's hosted two games - South Africa 0-3 Uruguay and Ghana 1-0 Serbia.
EARLY TEAM NEWS Paul Le Guen has no injury concerns in his squad but may recall Alex and/or Rigobert Song after they were surprisingly left out for the Japan game. Denmark's Mikkel Beckmann (toe) and Jon Dahl Tomasson (thigh) are doubtful, but Simon Kjaer and Daniel Jensen should recover from minor knocks to start.
INTRO There are just seven teams left in the 2010 World Cup with no points to their name, and two of them are set to go head to head in Pretoria tonight. Cameroon put in one of the worst performances of the opening round of games in their meek 1-0 defeat to Japan, while Denmark were slightly unfortunate to lose 2-0 to the Dutch. A repeat performance from either tonight and they'll be on the plane home.