FIFA World Cup day 6 preview

Fernando Torres and Spain will be looking to get off to a convincing start in the group stage on day 7.

Honduras' View

The Hondurans are excited enough to be in the World Cup. A win against Chile tomorrow would just set off a national party. If the Hondurans are to win tomorrow they will have to counter Chile's attacking 3-1-3-3 formation players like Tottenham's Wilson Palacios, and Captain and former Toronto FC midfielder Amado Guevara, will have to stop Chile's attack through the middle and jumpstart Honduras's attack. If Palacios and Guevara succeed with this job the Hondurans could pull off a minor upset.

Chile's View

The Chileans were rather pleased with the draw they had. But now there is worry in the Chile camp with star striker Humberto Suazo not at full fitness he is in question for their game against Honduras. Suazo is the target man in Chile's weird formation, and if Suazo doesn't play questions will be asked about who will score for Chile. The key for the Chileans you ask? Get Suazo in the lineup or Chile may lack the finishing touch against Honduras.

 

Spain's View

For Los Rojas the key to the game against the Swiss is to be firing on all cylinders. The Spanish could almost treat this game as another friendly with Switzerland Captain and star Striker Alexander Frei out. Even though we saw North Korea give Brazil a scare. The Spanish are a team notorious for impressive group stage displays and will make sure this game is turned into a formality as soon as possible.

 

Switzerland's View

A game against Spain is not a great start for Switzerland. But truly they aren't that worried about this game. The games they have to win are against Chile and Honduras. If Switzerland are to have any hope of taking points against Spain they will need Philipe Senderos to have the game of his life and shut down Fernando Torres. But that still may not be enough considering Spain has another lethal striker in David Villa. Switzerland may just want to make sure they make it out of this game in full health and ready for their next two games.

 

South Africa's View

The South Africans played a very impressive first game against Mexico, but will be playing against a tough, defensive, Uruguayan squad that held France to a 0-0 draw with 10 men. The South Africans will need Kashigo Dikgacoi, and Stephen Piennaar to control the midfield as they did against Mexico. The South Africans will also need Katlego Mphela to finish his chances as chances will be at a premium in this game.

 

Uruguay's View

The Uruguayans earned a very good point against a struggling French side on the first day of competition with 10 men when Nicolas Lodeiro was sent off for a second yellow. Uruguay will be under immense pressure from South Africa at the start, but if they can hold out for the first 20 minutes The Bafana may begin to tire, if South Africa tire Uruguay will have a good chance at outclassing South Africa and may get a huge 3 points which would be a huge step towards qualification for Uruguay.

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