Robin van Persie’s 37th minute goal highlights a surprisingly even first half, with the Nehterlands going into the locker rooms with a 1-0 lead.
Van Persie slid a right footed shot under Souleymanou Hamidou in the 37th minute, finishing a Rafael van der Vaart pass to give Holland their only first half goal of the tournament.
Van Persie, on a yellow card, was one of the surprise starters for the Dutch, who have Group E all-but wrapped-up but still elected to start a full team against eliminated Cameroon. Cameroon, likewise, has started almost all of its first-choice players.
The Netherlands needs only a point from the match to clinch first place in Group E.
Possession has been even (51/49, Cameroon) while the Dutch have out-shot the Lions, 3-1.