World Cup results – June 19

19 Jun

The Netherlands advanced to the second round out of group E today with a 1-0 win over Japan. Wesley Sneijder notched the game-winner in the 53rd minute. Meanwhile, Cameroon was eliminated after a 2-1 loss to Denmark. The African nation struck first with a Samuel Eto’o goal, but Nicklas Bendtner and Dennis Rommedahl tallied goals to give Denmark a chance of reaching the second round. In the day’s group D game between Ghana and Australia, the Socceroos saw red again as Harry Kewell (who was making his first start in forever) was sent off for a handball on the goal line. Despite playing a man down for over a hour, the Aussies were able to hold Ghana in a 1-1 draw.

Group D results
Ghana 1 (Gyan 25 – pen)
Australia 1 (Holman 11)

Group E results
Netherlands 1 (Sneijder 53)
Japan 0

Cameroon 1 (Eto’o 10)
Denmark 2 (Bendtner 33, Rommedahl 61)

Group D standings
Ghana 4 (+1)
Germany 3 (+3)
Serbia 3 (0)
Australia 1 (-4)

Group E standings
Netherlands 6 (+3)
Japan 3 (0)
Denmark 3 (-1)
Cameroon 0 (-2)

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