Ricardo Quaresma's revival in form gave coach Fernando Santos much to cheer about going into the Portuguese's European campaign. However a muscular injury suffered during training means the winger is doubtful to start tomorrow against underdogs Iceland.
The Hard Tackle takes a look at the key features of Group E and F on matchday 3 of the group stages.
The fourth day of the World Cup sees one of the contenders for the coveted trophy, the Netherlands, take on Denmark in the Group E opening encounter, with Cameroon and Japan scheduled to play the next match. The action ends with defending champion Italy taking on a rejuvenated Paraguay, promising football fans an entertaining display of attacking football in one day.
Group F contains the defending world champions along with a consistent South American side, throw in some Eastern European flair & a rank outsider, and you have a colurful group full of possibilities. TheHardTackle's Somnath Sengupta explores the teams...