Serbia prepare for opening 'fury'

Serbia v Ghana: Tomorrow, 3pm, ITV1
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Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov is expecting his side's opener against Ghana in Pretoria to be a "furious" affair. These two both have the ability to challenge Germany in Group D so a good start is key.

"We are in for a furious match against Ghana," said Kolarov. "But we all play in tough teams and in tough leagues, so we are used to tough matches. A lot of people see Germany as the group favourites but I think there is very little between the teams and I expect a four-way dogfight."

Ghana's final ambition

Having reached the last 16 in Germany, Ghana are aiming even higher this time. "We want to get out of our group and get to the semi-finals or even further," said Sulley Muntari, the Internazionale midfielder. "Germany are the group favourites and so it will doubtless come down to Serbia – we don't know what to expect against them."