FIFA World Cup: Colombia v Japan, Poland vs Senegal and Russia v Egypt. Match Preview and Predictions
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup, a quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA.
Colombia v Japan
Four years on, Colombia and Japan are gearing up for another showdown at the global extravaganza. On 24 June 2014, Los Cafeteros came out firing on all cylinders to claim an impressive 4-1 victory over the Japanese in Brazil. The two teams will now meet again in Group H action at Russia 2018. What will the result be this time?
Colombia: David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sanchez, Johan Mojica; Abel Aguilar, Carlos Sanchez, Juan Cuadrado, James Rodriguez; Luis Muriel, Radamel Falcao
In their previous three World Cup matches against African opposition, Poland have kept the CAF competition scoreless. That includes two goalless draws against Cameroon in 1982 and Morocco in 1986, and a 1-0 victory versis Tunisia in 1978.
Russia v Egypt
Russia and Egypt could not arrive in Saint Petersburg with more disparate emotions following their opening games at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The hosts dealt with the pressure of the curtain-raiser in staggering style, while Egypt saw their long-awaited return start off with a last-gasp, gut-wrenching defeat.