Paul Le Guen will be looking for all three points from this Bloemfontein fixture.
Coach Takeshi Okada has experimented with various line-ups in recent games, with CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda used as a lone front man in the training-ground friendly with Zimbabwe. Midfielder Makoto Hasebe has overcome a back injury and looks set to start.
Cameroon boss Paul Le Guen says he has 23 players fit and available but has hinted that Arsenal midfielder Alexandre Song might not make the starting XI. In another surprise, 36-year-old Hamidou Souleymanou will replace regular Idriss Kameni in goal. (BBC Sport)
Japan go into this Group E encounter on the back of some mixed performances and have lost all four of their World Cup warm up games and could find life tough against a Cameroon side full of top notch talent plying its trade in Europe’s top leagues.
The likes of Samuel Eto’o, Jean Makoun, Alex Song and Geremi offer Paul Le Guen a good mixture of experienced talent who are looking to edge past their opponents on their way to the knock out stages.
Recent warm up games the two teams have played in.
England 2-1 Japan
Portugal 3-1 Cameroon