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Game preview: Japan-Netherlands

Originally Published: June 18, 2010
By Michael Griffin | ESPN.com

What's on the line:

The Group E match at Durban Stadium features the two winners from the pool's opening encounters, and a victory by either Japan or the Netherlands could clinch a berth into the next round, depending on the result of the Cameroon-Denmark game being played later on Saturday in Pretoria.

Style and tactics:

The Dutch remain group favorites after a 2-0 win over Denmark, but the team's vaunted offense took a while to kick in against its European neighbors. ...

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