WC 2010 Day 9 : Video Highlights

Holland 1 Japan 0
Wesley Sneijder's second-half goal handed Holland a narrow win over Japan in their second Group E match and put the Oranje within reach of the last 16 of the World Cup. "I would love to win playing beautiful football but you have to deal with a rival that also wants to win, I think we played a match that was perhaps not as attractive as our previous games but it's not easy to play matches here and I think we deserved the win." said Holland coach Bert van Marwijk. Who can argue with him after watching Spain lost Switzerland despite playing attractively. At least, Holland still keep on winning despite playing ugly football, France and England didn't!

Ghana 1 Australia 1
Initially, the Aussies were off to a near-perfect start with the first 10 minutes seeing many scoring opportunities and were rewarded in the 11th minute when the Ghanaian goalkeeper fumbled a ball sent from a Bresciano free kick. The loose ball landed generously in front of Brett Holman, who had the instincts to put it in the back of the net (not as easy as you'd think - ask France or England!). Ghana were denied a certain goal scoring opportunity (because it was on the line) by a handball. The referee immediately produced a red card to Harry Kewell and pointed to the penalty spot which Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan converted.

Cameroon 1 Denmark 2
It was a hugely entertaining encounter between the bottom two teams in Group E in Pretoria, Cameroon took the lead in the 10th minute through captain Samuel Eto'o following a bad defensive error by Christian Poulsen. Denmark recovered from that setback though, and goals from Nicklas Bendtner and the dangerous Dennis Rommedahl in either half earned the Scandinavians a hard-fought victory. The Indomitable Lions are no longer indomitable, they are just defenseless prey!

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