Real Madrid stars square off

[PREDICTIONS] Neighbors (and co-World Cup 2018/22 bidders) Spain and Portugal meet for the first time in the World Cup. It will be Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal against Iker Casillas, his Real Madrid teammate, in goal for Spain. In Tuesday's other game, Paraguay faces Japan. For Soccer America's predictions ...

PARAGUAY vs. JAPAN
June 29 in Pretoria

Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee: Frank De Bleeckere (Belgium)
Previous World Cup Meetings: none.
Suspensions:
Paraguay -- V.Caceres.
Yellow Cards: Paraguay -- Vera, Santa Cruz; Japan -- Abe, Endo, Nagatomo.

PREDICTIONS:
Paul Kennedy: Japan 1-0.
Ridge Mahoney: Paraguay 2-1
Mike Woitalla: Japan 2-1

SPAIN vs. PORTUGAL
June 29 in Cape Town

Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee: Hector Baldassi (Argentina)
Previous World Cup Meetings: none.
Suspensions:
none.
Yellow Cards: Spain -- none; Portugal -- Cristiano Ronaldo, Pedro Mendes, Hugo Almeida, Duda, Tiago, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao.

PREDICTIONS:
Paul Kennedy: Spain 2-0
Ridge Mahoney: Spain 3-1
Mike Woitalla: Spain 3-1

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