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article imageWorld Cup: Netherlands, Japan make it through to last sixteen

By Sarah Shannon     Jun 25, 2010 in Sports
The Netherlands and Japan progressed to the last sixteen in the final games of group E of the 2010 World Cup, causing Denmark and Cameroon to leave the tournament.
The Netherlands progressed to the next round of the World Cup with three wins from three games after defeating Cameroon in Cape Town yesterday.
With the Netherlands already through and Cameroon eliminated from the competition before the game began it took an impressive strike from Robin Van Persie to set to the game going in the 36th minute.
The game was levelled in the second half after Samuel Eto put away a penalty for Cameroon. But substitute Klaas Jan Huntelaar continued Netherlands' winning streak and set them up for a last sixteen clash with Slovakia
Japan also booked their ticket into the last sixteen defeating Denmark 3-1, needing only a draw to progress to the next round. The Asian side took the lead in the 17th minute after a Honda free kick was sent bending into the top corner.
Japan doubled their lead on the half hour when a Endo shot found its way past Thomas Sorenson.
Denmarks attempted fight back began nine minutes from time when John Dahl Tomasson fired in the rebound of a penalty after the original shot was saved. But it was to little too late for Denmark when Japan sealed the win thanks to a Okazaki goal.
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