GROUP F: ITALY VS. SLOVAKIA
Where: Ellis Park, Johannesburg. Time: 7 a.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes and TeleFutura. Radio: Sirius/XM, KLYY-FM 97.5 and KDLD-FM 103.1.
The buzz: Defending world champion Italy's offense has yet to get on track and their defense has proved to be vulnerable to free kicks. For Slovakia to advance, it must defeat Italy and has to have Paraguay not lose to New Zealand in the other group game in Polokwane. "Let's hope for a miracle," said Slovakia defender Martin Petras.
GROUP F: PARAGUAY VS. NEW ZEALAND
Where: Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane. Time: 7 a.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN2 and Univision. Radio: Sirius/XM, KLYY-FM 97.5 and KDLD-FM 103.1.
The buzz: With a victory, Paraguay could envision a clear route all the way to the quarterfinals, a previously unattained goal. New Zealand did tie Italy, which Coach Ricki Herbert called "way above anything we've achieved in the history of the game."