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South American's hoping to secure quater-final place in style...

Paraguay coach Gerardo Martino has admitted his team need to be sharper in front of goal if they are to progress to the quarter-final stage of World Cup 2010.

The South American’s face Japan in their last 16 clash, having topped Group F, and will be hoping to secure a last eight berth after beating Slovakia and holding Italy to a draw in the group stage.

However, what will be concerning Martino is that the South American's have lost their flamboyant edge after a disappointing last display saw them draw goalless with minnows New Zealand.

Martino admitted he was hoping for a better improvement from his forward line for their next outing on Tuesday.

"We were not very mobile and we were quite inaccurate against New Zealand," he told a press conference.

"We had a lot of problems in an area where we didn't expect, and that was in attack.

"However, I think Paraguay had an excellent defensive aspect in the three matches, we were very good defensively [conceding only one goal]".

Paraguay have only scored three goals in the tournament so far, while their next opponents Japan highlighted their attacking intent in their last Group E game against Denmark with a 3-1 victory.

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