Japan made history by reaching the Round of 16 for the first time on foreign soil, eliminating Denmark in the process with a 3-1 win in Rustenburg.
The Netherlands maintained their 100 per cent record in Group E with a 2-1 win over Cameroon in a match which saw Arjen Robben make a successful comeback from injury.
Slovakia held on for a dramatic 3-2 victory over Italy at Ellis Park that sent them into Round of 16 and eliminated Marcello Lippi’s world champions.
Paraugay-New Zealand 0:0
Paraguay finished top of Group F following a scoreless draw with New Zealand in Polokwane that sent the undefeated All Whites home with their heads held high.