Dutch to fight Lions to wrap up group stage on top

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Dutch to fight Lions to wrap up group stage on top
Johannesburg, Jun 24: In the Group E finale Netherlands will clash against Cameroon, which is already out of the FIFA World Cup 2010 campaign.

Netherlands, on the other hand, is already through to the knock out stage. The Dutch will, therefore, enter the field to either secure a draw or a win so that they can enter the last 16 still retaining the top spot in the group.

Netherlands has not only been the favourite team to qualify from the Group E but is also seen as capable enough to win the 19th FIFA World Cup.

The team has, however, failed in creating excitement or attracting any eyeballs despite the fact that it clinched its 10th straight win in World Cup qualifiers and finals matches last Saturday, Jun 20 when they defeated Japan.

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Bert van Marwijk's squad put up quiet an impressive show against Denmark and Japan. In both the matches the team scored in the second half of the game. However, there were some lapses seen in the defence.

Cameroon, on the other hand, is expected to have a nothing-to-lose attitude. The Indomitable Lions' getting ousted from the group stage has been a great disappointment for Africa. So may be they would try to reduce the pain by clinching a win in their last match of the World Cup 2010.

One Cameroon player, who would probably be getting all the support from the crowd, would be Geremi as this is likely to be his last game. The 31-years-old former Real Madrid player has played for the Indomitable Lions in 116 games.

Players To Watch:

Netherlands: Sneijder, Van Der Vaart
Cameroon: Geremi

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