Japan vs. Paraguay
What: Second-round game
When: Today, 10 a.m.
Where: Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria
For kicks: Japan was impressive in eliminating Denmark, 3-1, in last game of Group E, also beat Cameroon . . . Like South Korea, Japan has advanced out of World Cup first round for first time other than 2002, when the countries were joint hosts . . . Midfielder Keisuke Honda (CSKA Moscow) would make first-round All-Star team . . . Paraguay won GroupF, where Italy finished last, without one player standing out, scoring only three goals in three games . . . Roque Santa Cruz (Manchester City), always seems to be recovering from injury, Oscar Cardozo (Benfica) may be best scoring hope . . . Winner has date with Portugal-Spain winner in quarterfinal on Saturday.