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Slovak test for Paraguay

Paraguay head into their clash with Slovakia knowing a win would take them to the brink of qualification for the second round.

sports Updated: Jun 19, 2010 23:45 IST

Paraguay head into their clash with Slovakia knowing a win would take them to the brink of qualification for the second round. All the teams in Group F are currently level-pegging but the South American side have their toughest game out of the way, with a 1-1 draw against Italy. Slovakia had picked up a point in their first game against New Zealand.

Slovakia

Captain: Marek Hamsik
Strengths: Creative midfield, determined to qualify from an easy group
Weaknesses: Defence is weak, not a great attack
Players to watch: Marek Hamsik, Stanislav Sestak

Paraguay

Captain: Justo Villar
Strengths: Great defence, good counter-attack
Weaknesses: Lack of experience, midfield not creative
Player to watch: Roque Santa Cruz, Lucas Barrios