Paraguay's Antolin Alcaraz and Jonathan Santana, who missed their team's final FIFA World Cup™ group game through injury, returned to training on Saturday ahead of their last-16 clash against Japan.

Central defender Alcaraz, who scored in the 1-1 draw with Italy, suffered an ankle injury against Slovakia and missed the 0-0 draw with New Zealand, while midfielder Santana sat out the game with a leg muscle problem.

Paraguay face Japan in Pretoria on Tuesday with both sides hoping to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.