June 24, 2010
Cameroon vs Netherlands at Cape Town Stadium
Dutch supporters at Cape Town Stadium. Photo by Bronwen D’Oliveira
The Netherlands beat Cameroon 2 - 1 in their 2010 FIFA World Cup™ match at Cape Town Stadium in Green Point on Thursday evening.
Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, opened the scoring in the 35th minute, when he pushed the ball between the legs of Cameroon’s goalkeeper, Souleymanou Hamidou.
Cameroon striker and captain, Samuel Eto’o, slotted a penalty in the 65th minute to level the scores. The former Barcelona star was certainly one player that Cape Town football fans would have enjoyed watching.
In the 83rd minute, Dutch striker, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, stole the lead back for his team. The Netherlands won all three of their group matches and will now face Slovakia in the Round of 16 in Durban on Monday.
Earlier in the day, some 8 000 Netherlands supporters partied at the FIFA Fan Fest outside the Cape Town City Hall. The Dutch have so far been the liveliest and most colourful fans to visit Cape Town during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ so far.
Cape Town resident, Bronwen D’Oliveira, who has attended three matches during the tournament so far, said this match had by far the best atmosphere so far.
The more popular players in the Netherlands side included van Persie and midfielder, Wesley Sneijder.
Cape Town Stadium will host three more matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, starting with a Round of 16 match on Tuesday, which is likely to be a colossal clash between Spain and Brazil, perhaps the two most exciting teams in world football. That match would include world superstars such as Kaka, Robhino, Fernando Torres, David Villa and Cesc Fabregas.
A trip to South Africa is not complete without seeing Cape Town, so check out our domestic flights and accommodation specials and get here as soon as you can, to support your team.