World Cup 2010, Netherlands Vs. Cameroon: Dutch Perfect Into Knockout Stage

The Netherlands made it three wins in three knockout stage matches, defeating Cameroon 2-1 on a late Klass-Jan Huntelaar goal. The Dutch win Group E, finishing on nine points, and will meet Slovakia in the next round.

The Netherlands opened scoring in the first half with a Robin van Persie goal, finished from eight yards out under an onrushing Souleymane Hamidou. Cameroon equalized in the second half when Samuel Eto’o converted a penalty kick awarded after a Rafael van der Vaart hand ball. Holland won the match on Huntelaar’s goal, putting home the rebound of a Arjen Robben shot.

The Netherlands become the second team to finish group play with a perfect record, joining Group B-winner Argentina. Cameroon is the first team to complete group play without having earned a point.

The Dutch move on to the knockout stage, where they will play Group F runners-up Slovakia.

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