South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira will use tomorrow's final warm-up match against Denmark to decide on his starting XI for the FIFA World Cup™ opener against Mexico.
Just seven days before the tournament kicks off in Johannesburg, Parreira has admitted he is still not sure what his best team is. His most pressing concern centres on who will fill in in the holding midfielder's role, with Fulham's Kagiso Dikgacoi and Thanduyise Khuboni in contention, while Tsepo Masilela and Lucas Thwala are vying for the left-back position.
"Denmark will help me fine-tune the side for Mexico," Parreira said ahead of the match, which will be played in front of a 30,000 sell-out crowd at the Super Stadium in Atteridgeville.
"I have a good idea of most of my starting side to play Mexico but I have not made up my mind on whether to play KG [Dikgacoi] or Khuboni. KG has the experience of having played in the English Premier League but Khuboni has developed and improved since we started our camps in January, he has blossomed into a quality player."
Denmark, meanwhile, face an injury crisis ahead of the match, with Thomas Kahlenberg and Jon-Dahl Tomasson suffering knocks in training this week. Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen (shoulder), Simon Kjaer (knee) and Nicklas Bendtner (groin) are set to miss out again after being sidelined for Monday's 1-0 loss to Australia.