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Denmark vs Japan – teams announced

| 24.06.2010

It is a simple case of winner takes all when Denmark take on Japan at 7.30pm, as the victors will be guaranteed a place in the last 16.

Japan have the better goal difference, so a draw will be enough for them to qualify for the second round, but Denmark have no option other than to go for the win.

Captain John Dahl Tomasson starts in attack alongside Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtner, and Bendtner is 9/2 to score first.

Japan have resisted making wholesale changes following their 1-0 defeat to Holland, and they name an unchanged side.

There is still no starting role for free-kick specialist Shunsuke Nakamura, so Japan will look to Keisuke Honda for their creative thrust from midfield.

The confirmed starting line-ups are:

Denmark: Sorensen; S. Poulsen, Agger, Kroldrup, Jacobsen; Rommedahl, C. Poulsen, M. Jorgensen, Kahlenberg; Tomasson (Captain), Bendtner

Japan: Kawashima; Abe, Nakazawa, Tulio, Komano, Nagatomo; Endo, Hasebe (Captain), Matsui, Honda; Okubo

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Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.