Australia: Having never gone beyond the Round of 16, the Socceroos wish to impress at the big stage and perhaps cause an upset or two. Lowly Australia are in the same group as Netherlands, Spain and a very powerful Chile squad. Tim Cahill and Mark Bresciano are the only two experienced players in the squad who will want to show just what they are all about.
Spain: Currently in the running to pick up their fourth international honour in as many attempts, La Furia Roja have a lot to lose this year. All eyes are on Vicente del Bosque’s side who seems to hold a winning formula, as they are favourites to retain the coveted trophy. Some say that Spain are in decline, but they will be targeting nothing less than the road to the final.
The two sides are meeting for the first time.