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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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The final whistle sounds.
90'+KUYT (Netherlands) commits a foul.
90'+OKAZAKI (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
88'AFELLAY (Netherlands) swings in the corner.
88'KAWASHIMA (Japan) blocks the shot.
88'AFELLAY (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
88' HUNTELAAR (in) comes off the bench to replace V. PERSIE (out) (Netherlands)
87'ELIA (Netherlands) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
86'MATHIJSEN (Netherlands) commits a foul.
85'KAWASHIMA (Japan) blocks the shot.
85'AFELLAY (Netherlands) sees his effort hit the target.
85'DE JONG (Netherlands) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on ABE (Japan).
84'ELIA (Netherlands) commits a foul.
84'HONDA (Japan) commits a foul.
83' AFELLAY (in) comes off the bench to replace SNEIJDER (out) (Netherlands)

Man of the Match

Midfielder

Statistics

Ball possession
61
%
39

Disciplinary

18Fouls Committed11
1Yellow cards0
0Red Cards0

Attacking

4Corners5
2Offsides1
0Free kicks0
3Saves4

Line-ups

Netherlands
NetherlandsNED
Japan
JapanJPN
(GK)
(GK)
2
Misses next match if booked
(C)
7
7
64'
Misses next match if booked
16
77'
Misses next match if booked 88'
17
(C) 77'
83'
18
72'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
16
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
11
77'
13
64'
11
77'
12
17
72'
19
15
83'
88'
CoachCoach
Bert VAN MARWIJK (NED)Takeshi OKADA (JPN)

Match Facts

Durban

The city's "golden mile", a four kilometre stretch of beaches, restaurants and promenades, holds pride of place in culturally varied Durban.

Durban Stadium

  • Stadium nameDurban Stadium
  • CityDurban

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 22° CTemperature
  • 40 m/sWind
  • 38 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Hector BALDASSI
    Argentina
    ArgentinaARG
  • Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Alberto CASAS (ARG)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Hernan MAIDANA (ARG)
  • Fourth official: Martin HANSSON (SWE)

Groups

Group E
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
Netherlands
NED
33005149
Japan
JPN
32014226
Denmark
DEN
310236-33
Cameroon
CMR
300325-30