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South American Giants Colombia kicks off their World Cup campaign on Tuesday when they take on Group H underdogs Japan, who’ll be playing their sixth World Cup this time.
The last time Colombia and Japan locked horns was in June 2014 which saw Colombia thrashing Japan 4-1. Los Cafeteros are unbeaten against Japan. The South American Giants have qualified for their sixth World Cup this time, their second consecutive World Cup in a row after missing out on it in the previous three editions. 2014 World Cup was the last time when they have topped their respective group in the tournament. Let’s see how they fare in their journey this time.
Será el cuarto enfrentamiento entre Colombia y Japón. El récord: dos victorias para los suramericanos y un empate. El último juego fue en la @fifaworldcup_es Brasil 2014. Ambos participan por sexta vez en la máxima competencia del fútbol. 🧐📘🏆#MiCorazónTricolor #Rusia2018 pic.twitter.com/oZOTDfSbpnAdvertisement
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Speaking of Group H underdogs Japan, they’ll be playing their sixth World Cup this time, reaching every edition of the tournament since 1998. However, their record against the South American sides has been really disappointing as they have failed to register even a single win over a South American side in the tournament. Well, let’s see how both the nations will perform in this edition of the World Cup.
The match is set to be played at Mordovia Arena, Saransk. The match will begin at 5:30 pm (IST), on Tuesday.
Here are lineups for the game:
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