Sport Sunderland manager Gus Poyet, pictured here at an earlier match, refused to comment on the decision

The centre-back has one cap for the national side

Wigan sign Argentinian striker Boselli

Wigan have signed Argentinian striker Mauro Boselli from Estudiantes for an undisclosed fee.

Japan given cause for optimism as they tackle Paraguay's faltering challenge

Paraguay v Japan: Today, Pretoria, 3pm, ITV1

The secrets of South American sides' success

As Europe’s giants struggle, their Latin rivals are in thrilling form. Glenn Moore asks why they have the advantage

Paston heroics ensure Kiwis exit with pride

Paraguay 0 New Zealand 0

Paraguay draw with New Zealand to progress

Paraguay 0 New Zealand 0

Group F: Italy turn to Pirlo to rescue their faltering title defence

Slovakia v Italy; Today, 3pm, ITV 1. Paraguay v New Zealand; Today, 3pm, ITV 4

Vera strike lights up Paraguay

Slovakia 0 Paraguay 2

Slovakia v Paraguay player ratings

Man-for-man ratings from Bloemfontein

Paraguay ease past Slovakia to put next phase in sight

Paraguay are in sight of the second phase of the World Cup after goals from Enrique Vera and Cristian Riveros gave them victory against Slovakia in Group F.

World Cup: Slovakia v Paraguay Live!

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James Moore: Losing Streak (19/06/2010)

Today's bets: Slovakia to beat Paraguay at 3-1. Spain to beat Honduras 4-0 at 9-1 (Blue Square)

Hot on the heels of the (partial) return of goals, we've had the revival of another World Cup tradition – genuinely shocking results. Switzerland beating Spain was a real humdinger but Serbia's defeat of Germany yesterday wasn't far off.

De Rossi warns Italy not to underestimate All Whites

Italy v New Zealand: Tomorrow, 3pm, Nelspruit, ITV1

Preview: Slovakia v Paraguay

Tomorrow, 12.30pm, Bloemfontein BBC1

Santa Cruz motivated by stricken strike partner's plight

There will be a shadow over Roque Santa Cruz throughout this World Cup, cast by a man who but for a burst of gunfire would have been leading the Paraguay attack with him. More than almost anyone else, Salvador Cabanas was responsible for Paraguay's progress to South Africa until the small hours of 25 January, when he was shot in the head in a Mexico City nightclub as a robbery went badly wrong.

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