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19/06/201017 - WeatherClear
1:0 (0:0)
  • Wesley SNEIJDER (53')

Summary

Sneijder sees Dutch past Japan

Wesley Sneijder's second-half strike earned the Netherlands a narrow 1-0 win over a highly disciplined Japan side at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

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Line-ups

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Substitute(s)

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Coaches

Bert VAN MARWIJK (NED)
(JPN) Takeshi OKADA

Officials

Referee: Hector Walter BALDASSI (ARG)Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo CASAS (ARG)Assistant Referee 2: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG)Fourth official: Martin HANSSON (SWE)Fifth official: Henrik ANDREN (SWE)

Have Your Say

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Latest Comments:
Lucodo
11/08/2010 at 06:18
Lucodo (New Zealand)
good work Netherlands. I am going to count them as one of the favourites now. Definitely!
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footballfaan
08/07/2010 at 11:45
footballfaan (Hungary)
SNEIJDER IS GREAT AND HOLLAND AS WELL
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kimura121923
22/06/2010 at 12:16
kimura121923 (Japan)
i think Japan could play better than this , but for some reason they dont want to play their best
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Statistics

7Shots10
4Corner kicks5
1Yellow cards0
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards0
61%Possession (%)39%
  • Bert van Marwijk head coach of the Netherlands is pictured on a tv camera
  • Keisuke Honda of Japan looks on
  • Mark Van Bommel, with the match ball up his shirt, celebrates following victory during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group E match between Netherlands and Japan
  • Joris Mathijsen of the Netherlands celebrates with Mark Van Bommel (C) and the rest of the team
  • Yasuhito Endo of Japan (7) is dejected after defeat
  • Bert van Marwijk head coach of the Netherlands directs his players as Takeshi Okada head coach of Japan looks on

"You've got to be happy about winning your first two games. But we can play better than that, and we'll have to. We'll be taking a good look at ourselves and keeping our feet on the ground," Bert van Marwijk, Netherlands coach.