Netherlands vs. Denmark
The Netherlands have aimed for the final at South Africa 2010 and their qualifying games show us that this is definitely achievable. They walked into the 32 team line-up with relative ease and will be hoping to carry on this form.
Denmark has not played in a major tournament for six years and will hopefully put all that behind them. They have, however, progressed relatively far in the tournaments. The last, losing out to England at the 2002 World Cup.
Japan vs. Cameroon
Japan can boast about being one of the strongest teams in Asia and will work hard to try and get passed the group stages. They do face some very tough opposition.
Cameroon are the top-ranked African side and have achieved, alongside Senegal, the best result for an African team by reaching the quarter finals of the 2002 World Cup. They will need to get back onto that form if they want to repeat that feat.
Italy vs. Paraguay
The current World Cup Champions, Italy, have a lot to play for in this World Cup. They can be the first team to win two successive World Cups and also equal Brazil’s record of five World Cup victories.
Paraguay is coming into this tournament full of confidence after having a very successful qualifying campaign. They have a deadly attack and will make every defensive line work hard to keep them at bay.