Spain v France Hanover, 8pm BST (ITV1)
I was surprised to read that this is the first World Cup encounter between these nations. I was equally surprised to read that Spain has never beaten France in a competitive match. The Spanish won't have a better chance to put that right than this evening's game: – on form, France stand no chance against the youthful dynamism of Spain. However, you can never discount a team containing the genius of Thierry Henry.
Team news Raul and Cesc Fabregas start for Spain. Zinedine Zidane and Eric Abidal return from suspensions for the French.
Key question Can France start playing as a team, rather than a bunch of high-profile individuals?
Prediction Spain 1-1 France (Spain to win on penalties