Group D gets under way with fixture between two potential dark horses.
Serbia’s Nemanja Vidic is expected to be fit after missing the friendlies against Poland and Cameroon with an upset stomach and a high temperature.
Coach Radomir Antic’s squad is free from any other injuries and he will pick his first choice XI.
Ghana’s Sulley Muntari has recovered from a thigh strain which ruled him out of their final warm-up match with Latvia. Stephen Appiah, who has played just two club matches in two and a half years, will captain the side. (BBC Sport)
Both Ghana and Serbia are considering dark horses in this World Cup. Both have the potential on their day to beat big time opposition. With these sides joined in Group D by Germany and Australia in what is considered to be on the toughest groups of the lot both will be looking to avoid defeat in Pretoria.
The Black Stars coach Milovan Rajevac has the added incentive against coming up against his fellow countrymen but knows that without Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien they are severely weakened. However the west African side still has the likes of Sulley Muntari and Stephen Appiah to call upon and have a solid feel about them and could be a very tough nut to crack and are tipped by many to be the top performers from their continent.
Serbia qualified with aplomb topping a group that included France. Radomir Antic has a squad with the right balance of youth and experience as he is able to call upon top notch talents like Nemanja Vidic, Branislav Ivanovic, Dejan Stankovic, Milan Krasic and highly rated starlet defender Neven Subotic.
This fixture could well be a gem of a match-up as two confident sides look to give themselves an ideal start to this World Cup.
Highlights of recent warm up games the two sides have taken part in.
Serbia 4-3 Cameroon
Ghana 1-2 Bosnia