Colombia will be playing Japan in a Group H clash in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. This group is one of the most difficult ones in the tournament, and this matchup holds crucial value.
After a sensation James Rodriguez inspired run, Colombia reached the quarter-final stage of the World Cup in 2014. He was on fire, and almost unplayable. He scored six goals and won the Golden Boot award even though his team was ousted from the last-eight stage.
Colombia’s captain Radamel Falcao was going through a turbulent time last time out but has since then recovered his form. He will want to make up for the lost time. Jose Peckerman has once again deployed a squad which has skill and players who can fit under the umbrella he wants the team to be under to have that winning mentality.
Asian side Japan has been successful in their regional circuit but has always seemed to have faltered in the World Cup. In all of their time in this tournament, they haven’t gone past the Round of 16 stage.
The team will, however, want to amend that record, but their squad lacks strength in depth. The management also had a reshuffle less than three months before the World Cup, and this might be problematic for the Samurai Blue. They have the likes of Shinji Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki who are goal scorers, but how significant their charge be to showcase their abilities, will only be seen when they take on their opponents in the group they are clubbed in.
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When and where?
This match is to be played at Mordovia Arena, Mordovia, Russia. The ground has a capacity of 44,442 and it is going to be a day with scattered showers in Mordovia with 40% chance of precipitation.
Where to watch Colombia vs Japan live?
The clash will take place at 5:30 PM (IST) on June 19th, 2018 and can be streamed live on Sony LIV and Sony Ten 2.
COL vs JPN recent form (Last six matches)
Colombia – D D W W L D
Barring the blip against South Korea, Colombia has been in a good form. They bounced back with wins over China and France, and also solidified their defensive frailties.
Japan– W L L L D L
Japan ended their three-game losing streak, just before the World Cup. The team needed that win to see positive results to the changes made to the side. Even though this doesn’t absolve them of their form, a win will make the players in themselves more.
COL vs JPN Head to head
Colombia Won – 2
Japan Won – 0
Not Decided – 1
Colombia and Japan were in the same group in the last FIFA World Cup as well. The Asian nation was given a beating by their South American counterpart, and slumped to a 4-1 defeat.
COL vs JPN Team News:
COL vs JPN Probable Playing 11:
Japan (4-2-3-1) –
Kawashima, Endo, Yoshida, Shoji/Hesebe ,Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Yamaguchi, Muto, Kagawa, Inui, Osaka/Okazaki
Ospina, Arias, Zapta, Sanchez, Mojica, Aguilar, C.Sanchez, Cuadrado, Rodrieguez, Muriel, Falcao
*Since this is the fifteenth game of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia and for the teams as well, the lineups can have some subtle changes. The predictions will get more accurate as the tournament progresses.
Players to look out for-
The Japanese has been around the block of the European circuit for a while now and has deadly vision. On his day he is unplayable and remains to be the lynchpin of the side.
Rodriguez has been in a shadow of his former self since going to Real Madrid. That move transpired after his sensational performance in the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. This is his stage to yet again prove that talks of him being overrated are uncalled for.
Gambling India Info Match Prediction Colombia vs Japan –
Colombia’s attacking firepower might be too much for Japan, and we expect them to win comfortably.
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