World Cup 2010 Group E: Japan 1-0 Cameroon

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Japan notched their first ever World Cup victory on foreign soil following a lacklustre 1-0 victory against Cameroon at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein.

Japan broke the deadlock in the 39th minute when Keisuke Honda escaped from his marker to neatly control Daisuke Matsui's cross at the back post and slot it past goalkeeper Souleymanou Hamidou.


Japan: Eiji Kawashima; Yūichi Komano, Yuji Nakazawa, Marcus Tulio Tanaka, Yuto Nagatomo; Yuki Abe; Daisuke Matsui (Shinji Okazaki, 69), Keisuke Honda, Makoto Hasebe (Junichi Inamoto, 88), Yasuhito Endō; Yoshito Ōkubo

Cameroon: Souleymanou Hamidou; Stéphane Mbia, Nicolas N'Koulou, Sébastien Bassong, Benoît Assou-Ekotto; Joel Matip (Achille Emana, 63), Jean Makoun (Geremi, 75), Eyong Enoh; Samuel Eto'o, Pierre Webó, Eric Choupo-Moting (Mohammadou Idrissou, 75)

Shots on target :3-3
Shots off target :0-4
Ball possession (%) :45-55
Corner kicks :0-3
Offsides :5-2
Fouls :18-28
Yellow cards :1-1
Red cards :0-0

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