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Saturday, 19th June 2010
Cameroon Out of World Cup

Group E Match

Cameroon vs Denmark
in Pretoria

Both of these teams were still looking for their first points of the tournament, while Holland would qualify, unless Cameroon won; or if Denmark won, Cameroon would be out.

Cameroon came out of the blocks with a spring in their step; as Morten Olsen - the Denmark manager - started taking notes.

When Dennis Rommedahl skied Jabulani in the seventh minute, Olsen scribbled some more.

Then a lazy pass by Christian Poulsen was cut out by Achille Emana who found Samuel Eto'o in his more favoured central position; no chance for Thomas Sorensen.

A few minutes later and Cameroon were pushing forward again, trying to extend their lead and keep this group wide open.

With just over half an hour gone, a long ball over the Cameroon left-back found Dennis Rommedahl sprinting down the right. The Ajax midfielder whipped a cross into the middle, for Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner to slide home.

Denmark will wonder how they missed the chance to go ahead, five minutes before half-time. Then Cameroon broke forward, mistakes being made everywhere, and Eto'o cannoned a shot off the post; when Emana should have probably taken it on his own.

Half-time: 1:1

Another comedy of errors in the Denmark penalty area, at the start of the second-half, but Cameroon were unable to make anything of it.

Then around the hour mark, Assou-Ekotto was caught out of position - having just fed the ball to Pierre Webo around the Danish penalty area - thus making life easy for Dennis Rommedahl on the right; who cut inside and steered the ball past Souleymanou Hamidou.

With twelve minutes left to play, Thomas Sorensen denied Achille Emana the chance to fire Cameroon back into the World Cup Finals; diving down to his right to make a terrific, one-handed stop.

Cameroon substitute, Mohamadou Idrissou, then headed over the Denmark bar with five minutes still to play.

With the final whistle, Cameroon became the first team to be dumped out of the 2010 World Cup Finals; an African team out of the African World Cup.

Final Score:
Cameroon 1 Denmark 2

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
1:0 Samuel Eto'o (10 mins)
1:1 Nicklas Bendtner (33 mins)
1:2 Dennis Rommedahl (61 mins)

Man of The Match:
Dennis Rommedahl - The decisive factor for Denmark getting back into the game and then taking the lead.

Teams

Travel to Cameroon Cameroon:
16 Souleymanou Hamidou; 2 Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 5 Sebastien Bassong, 3 Nicolas N'Koulou, 19 Stephane M'Bia; 18 Eyong Enoh, 6 Alex Song, 8 Geremi; 15 Pierre Webo, 10 Achille Emana, 9 Samuel Eto'o.

Travel to Denmark Denmark:
1 Thomas Sorensen; 15 Simon Poulsen, 4 Daniel Agger, 3 Simon Kjaer, 6 Lars Jacobsen; 8 Jesper Gronkjaer, 10 Martin Jorgensen, 2 Christian Poulsen, 19 Dennis Rommedahl; 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson, 11 Nicklas Bendtner.

Referee:
Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)

Substitutions Substitutions:
46 Mins (Denmark) - 7 Daniel Jensen on for 10 Martin Jorgensen
46 Mins (Cameroon) - 11 Jean Makoun on for 18 Eyong Enoh
66 Mins (Denmark) - 12 Thomas Kahlenberg on for 8 Jesper Gronkjaer
72 Mins (Cameroon) - 17 Mohamadou Idrissou on for 5 Sebastien Bassong
79 Mins (Cameroon) - 23 Vincent Aboubakar on for 15 Pierre Webo
85 Mins (Denmark) - 14 Jakob Poulsen on for 9 Jon Dahl Tomasson

Yellow Cards 4 Yellow Cards:
49 Mins - Sebastien Bassong (Cameroon)
75 Mins - Stephane M'Bia (Cameroon)
86 Mins - Thomas Sorensen (Denmark)
87 Mins - Simon Kjaer (Denmark) - misses next game.

Red Cards 0 Red Cards.

Previous Encounters:
Cameroon and Denmark have played two friendly matches; both in Copenhagen. Cameroon won the 1998 match (2:1); and Denmark replied with the same score, in 2001.

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First Round

Friday, 11th June
South Africa vs Mexico
Uruguay vs France

Saturday, 12th June
Argentina vs Nigeria
England vs USA
South Korea vs Greece

Sunday, 13th June
Algeria vs Slovenia
Germany vs Australia
Serbia vs Ghana

Monday, 14th June
Holland vs Denmark
Italy vs Paraguay
Japan vs Cameroon

Tuesday, 15th June
Brazil vs North Korea
Côte d'Ivoire vs Portugal
New Zealand vs Slovakia

Wednesday, 16th June
Honduras vs Chile
South Africa vs Uruguay
Spain vs Switzerland

Thursday, 17th June
Argentina vs South Korea
France vs Mexico
Greece vs Nigeria

Friday, 18th June
England vs Algeria
Germany vs Serbia
Slovenia vs USA

Saturday, 19th June
Cameroon vs Denmark
Ghana vs Australia
Holland vs Japan

Sunday, 20th June
Brazil vs Côte d'Ivoire
Italy vs New Zealand
Slovakia vs Paraguay

Monday, 21st June
Chile vs Switzerland
Portugal vs North Korea
Spain vs Honduras

Tuesday, 22nd June
France vs South Africa
Greece vs Argentina
Mexico vs Uruguay
Nigeria vs South Korea

Wednesday, 23rd June
Australia vs Serbia
Ghana vs Germany
Slovenia vs England
USA vs Algeria

Thursday, 24th June
Cameroon vs Holland
Denmark vs Japan
Paraguay vs New Zealand
Slovakia vs Italy

Friday, 25th June
Chile vs Spain
North Korea vs Côte d'Ivoire
Portugal vs Brazil
Switzerland vs Honduras

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