Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
 Japan 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
 Denmark 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
 Cameroon 3 0 0 3 2 5 −3 0

Group E of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 14 June and ended on 24 June 2010. The group consisted of the Netherlands, Denmark, Japan and Cameroon. None of these teams have previously met in a World Cup group stage.

The winners of this group, Netherlands, advanced to face the Group F runners-up, Slovakia, while Japan, as Group E runners-up, faced Group F winners Paraguay. Cameroon was the first team to be eliminated in the World Cup, following their 2–1 defeat by Denmark on 19 June 2010.