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World Cup 2010 team news: Denmark v Japan
4 years ago

Venue Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg, Thursday 7.30pm

Referee J Damon (South Africa)

TV BBC3

Radio BBC 5 Live

Denmark

Manager Morten Olsen

Fifa ranking 36

Doubtful Bendtner (groin)

Injured D Jensen (thigh)

Suspended Kjaer (one match)

Japan

Manager Takeshi Okada

Fifa ranking 45

Doubtful None

Injured None

Suspended None

Match pointers• The only previous encounter between these two sides was a 3-2 win for Denmark in 1971

• Japan have scored only nine goals in 12 World Cup games

• The win against Cameroon marked the first time that Denmark had come from behind to win a match at the World Cup

• Three of the last four goals that Japan have conceded in the World Cup came from shots from outside the box in open play

• If Denmark beat Japan they will reach the knockout stages of the tournament for the fourth time in four World Cup appearances

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