Category Archives: Group E

Cameroon 1-2 Netherlands

Holland became the second side to qualify from the group stages with maximum points but this is no Argentina. This was another efficient if unspectacular performance against a Cameroon side playing only for pride. Robin Van Persie got his first … Continue reading

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Denmark 1-3 Japan

Anyone see this coming? Thought not. Japan were absolutely brilliant last night, thoroughly outclassing Denmark with a spirited team effort, some outstanding individual performances and two of the best goals of the tournament so far. Defying expectations they progress from … Continue reading

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Cameroon 1-2 Denmark

Lesson learned: the games which look exciting are the dull ones. The ones that look dull are quickly becoming incredible. This was a brilliant game, arguably the best of the tournament so far, albeit for the wrong reasons. Cameroon became … Continue reading

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Netherlands 1-0 Japan

The Netherlands put one foot in the second round with a win over a hard-working Japan side. This makes it two wins from two games for Bert Van Marwijk’s Holland, and they have not even been playing that well. That … Continue reading

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Japan 1-0 Cameroon

I am running out of ways to describe poor games of football, featuring teams defending quite well against other teams that fall over their knees in the final third. Because I am blaming Paul Le Guen for this, for choosing … Continue reading

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Netherlands 2-0 Denmark

The Dutch will be delighted with this result as their performance barely deserved it. The match was delicately poised until an own goal fifty seconds into the second half knocked the wind out of Denmark, and they never really recovered. … Continue reading

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