The World Cup Group E 2010 is unlike most this year. That is because World Cup Group E 2010 has been orderly, unlike other groups. It doesn’t look like tiebreakers, goal differences, or last-second miracles will make the difference here, as the scenarios are very simple. The Netherlands has already clinched a spot in the knockout round, and has practically wrapped up the 1E seed. They can afford to coast against last-place Cameroon, but the World Cup Group E 2010 has different stakes for the Denmark-Japan match.
Coming into today, the Netherlands has six points, and two shutouts thus far. Meanwhile, Japan and Denmark are tied with three points, and Cameroon has already been eliminated with zero. With that, today’s matches in the World Cup Group E 2010 are fairly simple.
Whoever wins the Japan-Denmark match will advance to the knockout stage, and will have the second seed from the group. The winner would need a blowout victory, and a substantial Dutch loss, to overtake the Netherlands. As such, Japan and Denmark are just focusing on trying to advance.
Japan has the advantage in Group E, since they have the goal difference tiebreaker on their side. Both teams are 1-0-1, but Japan has an even goal difference, while the Danes are -1. However, the Japanese only have one goal, while Denmark has two, so, if it comes down to goals scored, the Danes could win out. Still, the tiebreakers would be useless if there is an outright winner.
As for the Netherlands vs Cameroon, they will not affect the World Cup Group E 2010 standings any further. The Dutch would need a blowout loss to lose the top seed, while Cameroon is merely playing for pride, and not to go win-less. But, the Netherlands will likely do some fine-tuning before they head for the second round.
The Dutch will try to join Argentina as the only team to go 3-0-0 in group play. They are also among the only three teams not to give up a goal, along with Uruguay and Portugal. World Cup Group E 2010 play has solidified the Netherlands as a potential favorite, but the road will get tougher from here on in. With Italy eliminated from Group F, however, the bracket is missing at least one big name.
Thus far, most of the groups have gone down to the wire in settling things. World Cup Group E 2010 stands to be more orderly at the end, depending on what Japan and Denmark do. The standings will be settled starting at 2:30 p.m. est today.
ESPN- “Preview: Final games in Groups E and F”