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Holland
 0-1R. Van Persie  36'
S. Eto'o  (Pen)  65' 1-1 
 1-2K. Huntelaar  83'
HT: 0-1
Green Point Stadium (Attendance: 63,093)
Referee: Pablo Pozo
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Cameroon vs. Holland
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92' TOO LITTLE TOO LATE
Cameroon were probably favourites on paper to join Holland in the last 16 before this tournament and they showed enough in this game to deserve that billing but they just couldn't pull it together in their opening games. The flashes we saw tonight were a lttle too late. No doubt, Eto'o will always be a better player up front and perhaps that was part of their problem - not least as it seemed to induce something of a strop from the Inter player. Elsewhere they have players who are confident and competent but perhaps lack the cutting edge needed at this level. Saying that, young Aboubakar looks a real find and he might be the future for the Indomitable Lions. For Holland, this was - in many ways - a game they wanted but didn't need. They wanted to play their way into form after two lacklustre performances but needed to avoid cards and injuries. They let Cameroon off the hook at times and gave them enough encouragement to find themselves on the back foot for long periods - but the quality shone through in the end. Robben looked very, very lively when he came on and you have got to fancy Holland to give any side a game in this tournament - not least Slovakia who they should be confident of seeing off fairly easily. Holland win, 2-1
91' ALL OVER
The final whistle blows to bring this game to an end in Cape Town.
89' HOLLAND ON TOP
The balance of the game has switched back to Holland with Robben the lead instigator. The winger looks in top form and if he is fit for the last-16 and beyond will be a handful for any side.
85' CLINICAL
That was classic Holland and vintage Robben - who had no right to cause the problems he did, whipping in a supreme hot out of absolutely nothing. Respect too for Huntelaar, who did superbly with a very difficult chance.
82' GOOOAALLLL!!!!!
Arjen Robben was introduced to give him some playing time and he makes this goal - initially his touch let him down but he had a cracking curling drive from 25-metres. The ball bounced back off the inside of the upright and Huntelaar was on hand to volley home a tricky effort.
79' CAMEROON IN THE ASCENDANCY
If one side is going to win this it looks like it will be Cameroon as the Dutch start to wish for the final whistle. Their commitment has reduces in direct proportion to Cameroon's ambitions.
76' IMPRESSIVE
Possibly the most impressive thing about this second half for Cameroon has been 18-year old Vincent Aboubakar who looks top quality.
73' STRETCHED
The game has become more stretched as Cameroon hare forward while Holland look to try and calm things down and ease to the end of their group campaign with no injuries or red cards.
69' BOOKING
Gio Van Bronckhorst is booked - the third Dutch player cautioned. They need to be careful now...
67' SHOULD HAVE SCORED
Nigel de Jong latches onto a superb free-kick from Van der Vaart but side-foots over the angle of bar and post. Poor effort.
66' CHANGE FOR HOLLAND
Dirk Kuyt makes way for the pacey Eljero Elia
65' GOOOAALLLL!!!!!
Eto'o crashes home the penalty - his 44th international goal- to take Cameroon level.
64' PENALTY!
Van der Vaart handles Geremi's blast at goal from a free-kick and we have a penalty...
63' GETTING BETTER
Cameroon are warming to their task here, playing far better
61' ANOTHER CHANCE
Makoun is put through by Aboubakar's cute reverse pass - Cameroon's best of the night - but his shot is well saved by Stekelenburg. This is better from Cameroon.
59' CHANCE
Once again, Paul le Guen's decision not to play Eto'o up front is called into question as the striker shows the class to create a half chance but his effort is well blocked and the shot from the rebound put out for a corner.
58' CHANGE FOR HOLLAND
Robin Van Persie makes way for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar who they will be hoping to press into form in time for the knock-out stages.
56' NO JOY AS OF YET
Cameroon have not done the required and taken this game to Holland with verve and tenacity. They just seem to lack the ideas and direction...
54' WELL HELD
Hamidou has coped well with the, now infamous jabulani ball, and again, holds well following a powerful effort from Wesley Sneijder.
52' SITTING OFF
Not to suggest that this is actually the plan from Bert van Marwijk but it is almost like Holland are playing a training game - sitting off Cameroon and letting them play the ball around for periods and then breaking when they have the chance... That has certainly been the pattern of this half so far.
51' GOOD EFFORT
An incisive move from Holland with Van Bommel splitting the Cameroon defence with a ball that found Van Persie but his strike was comfortable for Hamidou.
47' SLICK
Finally Cameroon string a few decent passes together in the final third with a bit of confidence but the move breaks down. They'll need to keep this up and add some end product.
46' WE'RE UNDERWAY
This game resumes with Holland getting us underway
45' NOT THE PRETTIEST
It was hardly the most exciting or fulfilling of halves and the Dutch, certainly, have no need to get out of second gear. There is only one side that has the need or ability to make a game out of this and that is Cameroon who must get themselves fired up and go out all guns blazing in the second half. They have barely delivered a quality ball or cross in the game so far - but when they have, Holland haven't always looked comfortable. It's all to do for Paul le Guen's side. 1-0 at the break.
45' WHISTLE GOES
... and that is half time here. Holland are 1-0 up.
44' MUST DO BETTER
Holland have had to do precious little to be one up here and have no real need to do anything more than they have done. The onus therefore is on Cameroon who have got to take this game by the scruff of the neck and try to feed their strikeforce with some quality
39' LACK OF PENETRATION
Cameroon try and send Eto'o through but the striker is offside - that's the first time they ave looked to use the Inter player's pace... it's not necessarily that Cameroon's final ball has been bad - it's that there just haven't been many final balls at all.
37' GOOD CROSS
Geremi again whips one in from the right and caused a bit of panic in the heart of the Dutch defence but Eto'o failed to get onto it and the ball is hoofed down field. Cameroon need more of that.
36' GOOOAALLLL!!!!!
A great one-two between Van Persie and Van der Vaart with the latter teeing up the Arsenal striker who made not mistake to open his World Cup account. Slick stuff from Holland and a nice goal.
34' ELSEWHERE IN GROUP E...
Japan are now 2-0 up against Denmark. If Holland needed any incentive not to lose here, they have one - as if Cameroon win and Japan can score a couple more, Holland could lose out on top-spot.
32' JUST WIDE
Boulahrouz played a cute diagonal pass into Dirk Kuyt, who turned and whipped a ball past the far post - he only had eyes on the shot there with others perhaps better positioned.
31' GOOD CHANCE
Makoun managed to latch onto Geremi's ball with a superb leap but he was rushed at by Stekelenburg who probably did enough to put off the striker, who headed over.
27' GOING NOWHERE
There has been a bit of huff and puff but precious little action - let a lone breathtaking football. It's probably the best we can hope for in the circumstances that we get a goal before half time to liven up affairs.
24' DANGEROUS POSITION
Mbia brings down Van Bommel right on the edge of the box and this could be dangerous for Cameroon but Rafael Van der Vaart shoots almost straight at the keeper.
21' FINAL BALL
Cameroon are just missing a final ball here against a fairly lethargic Holland who are not going to bust a gut here...
19' GOOD MOVE
Great ball by Van Bronckhorst into Van Persie who bisects the centre-backs and chests down but can only shoot straight at Souleymanou Hamidou.
17' CORNER
Inevitably it is Geremi once again delivering and it isn't a bed effort but is headed out by Mathijsen at the near post.
16' ALL CAMEROON
Holland haven't really looked in this game - or too interested in this game. Cameroon have been in charge without really threatening.
13' MAYBE SOMEONE ELSE SHOULD HAVE A GO...
Geremi reverts to his original form and wastes a free-kick in a good position. Maybe someone else should be on set-piece detail?
11' BETTER
Geremi had the chance to make amends with a free-kick from the right. He swings it in high and Cameroon win a corner.
8' WASTED
Geremi's central free-kick was a waste as he hit it tamely to be defended before it reached a Cameroon player. Poor.
5' LIVELY
Chedjou smashes a shot that is well held by Stekelenburg. This has been a good, lively start from Cameroon.
1' CONTINUITY
It is refreshing to see Bert van Marwijk use his full strength side in this game... his reasons are probably twofold. Firstly his side have yet to find any real fluency in the tournament so far; and secondly, making changes in meaningless group games has done little for Dutch fortunes in the past. It should mean we have a side playing for their places against a Cameroon side with nothing to lose as they say farewell to the tournament.
1' AND WE'RE OFF
The Indomitable Lions get this game underway
1' THE ANTHEMS
Holland are through here; Cameroon out so this might not be a slug-fest, but both teams look up for it as the anthems ring out across the Green Point Stadium
0' CAMEROON TEAM
Paul le Guen makes four changes as Cameroon look to retain some pride against the feisty Dutch. The Team: 16-Hamidou Souleymanou; 19-Stephane Mbia, 7-Landry Nguemo, 3-Nicolas Nkoulou, 2-Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 8-Geremi, 11-Jean Makoun, 6-Alexandre Song, 9-Samuel Eto'o, 13-Eric Choupo-Moting, 12-Gaetan Bong
0' HOLLAND TEAM
Holland make just one change with Van der Wiel - who is on a yellow card - rested ahead of the last-16. The Team: 1-Maarten Stekelenburg; 12-Khalid Boulahrouz, 3-John Heitinga, 4-Joris Mathijsen, 5-Giovanni van Bronckhorst; 7-Dirk Kuyt, 6-Mark van Bommel, 10-Wesley Sneijder, 8-Nigel de Jong, 23-Rafael van der Vaart; 9-Robin van Persie
0' EARLY TEAM NEWS
Dutch winger Arjen Robben came through a full training session unscathed on Wednesday and could make his first start in South Africa after missing country's first two Group E matches due to a thigh injury. Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen is expected to make several changes with defender Rigobert Song and midfielder Aurelien Chedjou in contention for recalls.
0' PREVIEW
With Holland already assured of a place in the last 16 and Cameroon the first country elimated from the tournament, Thursday's Group E match in Cape Town may appear to have little significance. The Dutch won their opening two matches against Denmark and Japan to gain maximum points but they didn't play with their normal rhythmn and swagger. Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk will be especially keen for his strikers to find their best form before the knock-out stage. Cameroon suffered disappointing defeats in both their first two matches, but with pride to play for the Indomitable Lions will be eager to go out in a blaze of glory. Both sides will be looking for a victory.
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Teams
Cameroon
(4-4-2)
Souleymanou Hamidou16
Geremi8
26' 74' Nicolas Nkoulou3
81' Stephane Mbia19
Benoit Assou-Ekotto2
Jean II Makoun11
Aurelien Chedjou14
56' Gaetan Bong12
65' Samuel Eto'o9
72' Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting13
Landry N'Guemo
Substitutes
Idriss Carlos Kameni1
Guy-Rolland N'dy Assembe22
74' Rigobert Song4
Sebastien Bassong5
Song6
Achille Emaná10
Georges Mandjeck20
Eyong Enoh18
Joel Matip21
56' Vincent Aboubakar23
72' Mohamadou Idrissou17
Webó15
Holland
(4-2-3-1)
1Maarten Stekelenburg
12Khalid Boulahrouz
3John Heitinga
4Joris Mathijsen
5Giovanni Van Bronckhorst 70'
6Mark Van Bommel
8Nigel De Jong
7Dirk Kuyt 17' 66'
10Wesley Sneijder
8Rafael Van der Vaart 64' 73'
9Robin Van Persie 59' 36' 
Substitutes
22Sander Boschker
16Michel Vorm
13Andre Ooijer
15Edson Braafheid
2Gregory Van der Wiel
13Stijn Schaars
11Ibrahim Afellay
Demy De Zeeuw
Eljero Elia 66'
9Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 59' 83' 
11Arjen Robben 73'
19Ryan Babel
Team Stats
Cameroon Holland
1 Goals 2
0 Assists 1
15 Shots 15
3 Shots on Goal 8
5 Saves 2
1 Penalties Scored 0
1 Penalty Kicks 0
21 Crosses 23
6 Corner Kicks 1
3 Offsides 6
18 Fouls Committed 15
2 Cautions/Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
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Cameroon
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
16S. Hamidou - 0 0 2 5
L. N'Guemo 0 0 0 - -
2B. Assou-Ekotto 0 0 0 - -
3N. Nkoulou 0 1 0 - -
8 Geremi 0 0 0 - -
9S. Eto'o 1 0 0 - -
11J. Makoun 0 0 0 - -
12G. Bong 0 0 0 - -
13E. Choupo-Moting 0 0 0 - -
14A. Chedjou 0 0 0 - -
19S. Mbia 0 1 0 - -
Substitutes
4R. Song 0 0 0 - -
17M. Idrissou 0 0 0 - -
23V. Aboubakar 0 0 0 - -

Holland
No. Player G YC RC GA Svs
1M. Stekelenburg - 0 0 1 2
3J. Heitinga 0 0 0 - -
4J. Mathijsen 0 0 0 - -
5G. Van Bronckhorst 0 1 0 - -
6M. Van Bommel 0 0 0 - -
7D. Kuyt 0 1 0 - -
8N. De Jong 0 0 0 - -
8R. Van der Vaart 0 1 0 - -
9R. Van Persie 1 0 0 - -
10W. Sneijder 0 0 0 - -
12K. Boulahrouz 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
E. Elia 0 0 0 - -
9K. Huntelaar 1 0 0 - -
11A. Robben 0 0 0 - -
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SOGShots on Goal
CKCorner Kicks
CRCrosses
OffOffsides
FCFouls Committed
FSFouls Suffered
YCYellow Cards
RCRed Cards
GAGoals Against
SvsSaves
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