Cameroon have nothing but pride to play for. Netherlands is already through to the next round; a draw is sufficient for them to top the group. The winner of Japan v. Denmark goes through. A tie goes to Japan. I’ve got Cameroon v. Netherlands on the TV with the other gameâ€”the important oneâ€”on ESPN360.com.
Great save from the Denmark Keeper; Japan getting chances now.
Denmark just across the goal mouth.
Japan scores on a magnificent free kick! 1-0. Wonderful shot. Netherlands and Japan going through at present.
Another free kick goal for Japan! Terrific shot! 2-0 Japan and Denmark is well and truly hosed. They need three goals without conceding any more to advance now. Lots of luck.
Netherlands scores on a nice little dummy in the box. 1-0.
Both games now at half. Denmark will need 3 goals in the 2nd half. Good luck with that.
Japan almost scores on another free kick, though this one is more of a keeper mishandle than a great shot.
Denmark bringing on another forward; shot saved. Getting chances with about 30 minutes left. Japan will look to counter.
Cameroon with a fantastic chance that’s hit straight to the keeper.
Cameroon have gotten a penalty; handball in the box. Obvious, easy call. Dunno what the defender was thinking doing that. Scores it.
1-1 now in Cameroon v. Netherlands. Doesn’t change anything for Cameroon, but if Netherlands were to lose and Japan were to score 2 more, then Japan would win group and Netherlands would be 2nd. That seems highly unlikely.
Denmark wins penalty from a dive. Bad call but 2-1 now. Saved but follow up is in.
Netherlands score. Shot off post, follow up easily in. 2-1.
Japan adds another against the depleted Danish defense. 3-1.
And that’s it! Netherlands and Japan go through to the next round.