Japanese took initiative to clean the stadium after the Japan-Senegal match

Watch for Colombia to make World Cup statement vs. Japan

Watch for Colombia to make World Cup statement vs. Japan

Nishino appeared to find a system that worked in Japan's final friendly before the World Cup, a 4-2 victory over Paraguay, and he stuck with that on Tuesday.

However, the odds are not good for Japan upsetting Colombia in Saransk as Olivia has an uncanny knack for being right. During the previous two World Cups, in 2002 and 2014, Russian Federation scored only six in total.

First Japan, ranked 61st in the world, became the first Asian side to beat South American opposition at any World Cup, overcoming 16th-ranked Colombia 2-1.

It gives Senegal a great chance of progressing from Group H as underdogs, with Japan also winning against group favourites Colombia.

Pekerman said he's waiting to set the lineup because "circumstances that can change the team in many ways, and we need to be careful".

After less than 200 seconds of their opening match, Colombia were down to ten men when Carlos Sanchez handled Shinji Kagawa's goal-bound effort and was not only sent off, but conceded a penalty from which Kagawa put Japan ahead.

In the previous three meetings between the two sides, Japan has failed to defeat Colombia as the former lost twice while they settled with draws in the remaining game.

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Senegal fans have in fact been seen doing the same at this year's World Cup - but it's the Japanese who pioneered it and are now famous for it.

But it was apparent within minutes, when Sanchez got the red card, that the rematch would not go so smoothly for the Colombians.

Both teams were disappointing in their opening games.

"We have enough players for replacement".

Stay tuned for more action as the upcoming group games promise a treat for fans, such as when Argentina plays Croatia on Thursday, June 21, Germany faces Sweden on Saturday, June 23, and England plays Belgium the following Thursday, June 28.

World Cup games are known for starting on time, but not this one.

As far as teams are concerned, David Ospina of Arsenal and Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham will be joining forces to guard the Colombia goal, while Chelsea's Radamel Falcao will lead the line.

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