World Cup 2010 Group E: Cameroon 1-2 Denmark

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Cameroon became the first country to be knocked out of the first World Cup held in their continent after suffering a 2-1 defeat by Denmark in Pretoria.

The Africans opened the scoring after 10 minutes as Pierre Webó latched onto a loose pass from Denmark's Christian Poulsen before teeing up an unmarked Samuel Eto'o, who calmly drilled into the back of the net.

Denmark equalised in the 33rd minute when Simon Kjær sent a pinpoint diagonal ball to Dennis Rommedahl, who produced a a perfect low cross for Nicklas Bendtner to turn home.

Just after the hour mark, the Danes took the lead for the first time in the match with Rommedahl cutting inside Jean Makoun before hooking a well-aimed left-foot shot past Souleymanou Hamidou.

The result means the Netherlands became the first team through to the second round after they had secured their second win earlier on Saturday.


Cameroon: Souleymanou Hamidou; Stéphane Mbia, Nicolas N'Koulou, Sébastien Bassong (Mohammadou Idrissou, 72), Benoît Assou-Ekotto; Alex Song, Geremi, Eyong Enoh (Jean Makoun, 46), Achille Emana; Pierre Webó (Vincent Aboubakar, 78); Samuel Eto'o

Denmark: Thomas Sørensen; Lars Jacobsen, Simon Kjær, Daniel Agger, Simon Poulsen; Martin Jørgensen (Daniel Jensen, 46), Christian Poulsen; Dennis Rommedahl, Jon Dahl Tomasson (Jakob Poulsen, 86), Jesper Grønkjær (Thomas Kahlenberg, 61); Nicklas Bendtner

9Shots on target4
12Shots off target6
2Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards0
55Ball possession (%)45

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