WORLD CUP: Holland keep unbeaten record in Group E

Holland made it three wins out of three with a hard fought 2-1 win over Cameroon who, with this result, end the tournament bottom of Group E.

Cameroon: 1
Holland: 2

Venue: Green Point Stadium, Cape Town

Crowd: 63,093

Officials Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Assistants: Patricio Basualto and Francisco Mondria (both Chile)
Fourth official: Khalil Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)

Yellow cards: CAM - N'Koulou, M’bia HOL - Kuyt, Van Bronckhorst, Van der Vaart

Red cards: none


Cameroon have lost all three of their group games and tonight’s defeat to Holland was slightly harsh, but it is an ominous sign that the Dutch have won three games so far without really hitting their stride.

Apart from the result the other plus for the Oranje was the form of Arjen Robben who looked impressive in his 17 minute cameo as a substitute.

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's late winner helped the Netherlands maintain their 100% record at the 2010 World Cup and set up a clash with Slovakia in Round Two.

Holland took the lead in the first half after gradually building up a head of steam. Robin van Persie and Rafael van der Vaart exchanged passes ending with the Arsenal striker firing home from 12 yards.

Cameroon grabbed a leveller from the penalty spot after Van der Vaart was adjudged to have handled Geremi Njitap’s free kick. Samuel Eto'o went for power and slammed the ball past Maarten Stekelenburg.

Then just as it seemed the Indomitable Lions would hang on for their first point of the tournament the Netherlands grabbed the winner. Robben's shot rebounded off the post and Huntelaar was alert to fire into an empty net and extend the Oranje unbeaten sequence to 22 games.

Starting Line-Ups


16. Souleymanou Hamidou
8. Geremi Njitap
19. Stephane M'bia Etoundi
3. Nicolas N'Koulou (R Song, 73)
2. Benoit Assou-Ekotto
11. Jean Makoun
6. Alex Song
7. Landry N'Guemo
12. Gaetan Bong (Aboubakar, 56)
9. Samuel Eto'o
13. Eric Choupo-Moting (Idrissou, 72)


1. Carlos Kameni (GK)
4. Rigobert Song
5. Sebastien Bassong
10. Achille Emana
14. Aurelien Chedjou
15. Pierre Webo
17. Mohammadou Idrissou
21. Joel Matip
23. Vincent Aboubakar
22. Guy Rolland Ndy Assembe (GK)


1. Maarten Stekelenburg
12. Khalid Boulahrouz
3. Johnny Heitinga
4. Joris Mathijsen
5. Giovanni Van Bronckhorst
7. Dirk Kuyt (Elia, 67)
6. Mark Van Bommel
8. Nigel De Jong
23. Rafael Van der Vaart (Robben, 73)
10. Wesley Sneijder
9. Robin van Persie (Huntelaar, 58)


16. Michel Vorm (GK)
2. Gregory Van Der Wiel
11. Arjen Robben
13. Andre Ooijer
14. Demy De Zeeuw
15. Edson Braafheid
17. Eljero Elia
18. Stijn Schaars
19. Ryan Babel
20. Ibrahim Afellay
21. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
22. Sander Boschker (GK)

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