1st Game Group F
Italy 1- 1 Paraguay
Location: Cape Town
World champions Italy came from behind in their opening match against Paraguay to claim a 1-1 draw in Cape Town.
The South Americans had taken the lead in their Group F encounter just before half-time when new Wigan signing Antolin Alcaraz rose highest to head home a free-kick.
Italy looked much better after the break and they levelled with just over 20-minutes left as Daniele De Rossi poked the ball home after goalkeeper Justo Villar missed his punch.