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Previewing Paraguay-Japan

Updated: June 28, 2010, 2:50 PM ET
By Michael Griffin | ESPN.com

What's on the line

The round of 16 match in Pretoria, South Africa pits two nations that are each appearing in a fourth straight World Cup. Yet, with neither Japan nor Paraguay ever having reached the final eight, that means the winner will move on to its first-ever World Cup quarterfinal, where it will face the survivor of the Spain-Portugal encounter.

Style and tactics

As evidenced in the group stage when it allowed just one goal in three games, Paraguay remains a ...

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