Cameroon’s Hopes

Shout-Africa Sports – Pretoria – Denmark ended Cameroon’s hopes of reaching the last 16 of the Soccer World Cup with a 2-1 victory on Saturday, a result which means Group E leaders Holland become the first team to qualify for the next round.

Cameroon scored first when Samuel Eto’o coolly shot into the corner of the net after 10 minutes after a pass from midfield was intercepted, but Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner struck back for the Danes, converting a cross in the 33rd minute.

Jon Dahl Tomasson was denied by a post shortly before half-time in a match full of defensive errors.

But Dennis Rommedahl gave Denmark the lead, curling a neat finish around Cameroon ‘keeper Hamidou Souleymanou on 61 minutes.

Despite several scoring opportunities the west Africans saw their hopes of progressing further in the competition vanish.