Dazzling Colombia bounce back and consign Poland to early exit

Enlarge this image

Enlarge this image

That is true, but really these are debates that disturb me.

Both teams were disappointing in their opening games.

While Japan and Senegal, who won their first matches, meet in Ekaterinburg, favourites Poland and Colombia, who were stunned in their tournament openers, will battle it out in Kazan.

"It will be like a final".

"We've had to finetune a few little details, but he's been working hard in recent days and we're hoping he'll be 100%".

A draw between the two would be a great result for both Japan and Senegal, who hope to wrap up a knockout stage spot on Thursday.

For England fans, the pain of being knocked out by Iceland in the 2016 Euros and a winless first-round exit at the 2014 World Cup, was finally slipping away. Being forced to watch his countrymen reach the quarterfinals without him was heartbreaking for the Monaco striker, who did everything this season to arrive in Russian Federation in peak physical form.

One of the world's most potent creative and attacking talents now needs the chance to show his skills from the off, without being forced to make things happen for a side which is already struggling.

The 23-year old French-born forward has not been in the best of form for his club Torino, where he plays on loan from AC Milan, registering just a mere 4 goals and 1 assist in 26 league appearance for the Turin based side.

Trump Says North Korea 'Total Denuclearisation' Started, Officials See No New Moves
As many as 5,300 sets of US service member remains are still somewhere in North Korea , the US Defense Department has said . The state media treatment of Kim's visit departed from past practice of not announcing his travels until Kim returned home.

Optus to offer Optus Sport free for all Australians until 31 August
The move comes in the wake of problems affecting Optus' streaming Optus Sport service. Late on June 19th Optus chose to abandon its OTT delivery completely.

Gareth Southgate Comments on Leaked Team Sheet Showing Alli Out, Rashford In
And if they want to be physical we will be well prepared for it. "Sometimes when we got a foul I felt it wasn't a foul". "It was a bit of banter, we move on and are looking forward to the game now".

In contrast, Japan have picked up just nine in their last 10 internationals combined and their only one against Colombia was a 93rd minute booking for time wasting.

Falcao subsequently found himself isolated up front, and had limited opportunities. "It's them or us". "It was not easy to play in these conditions". I'm not sold on Poland outside of Lewandowski as a striker and I'd expect the more complete side to get the 3 points they need to stay alive in this group.

"Even if we lose against Senegal, I know how to avoid the pressure and how to prepare for Poland".

Like Falcao, Poland's top striker Lewandowski arrived in Russian Federation with a point to prove following his mediocre display at the 2016 Euros.

He is the only black coach at this World Cup.

Teenager Matteo was sporting the bright yellow shirt of his father's country with the younger Marcel dressed in the red of Poland, but they plan to show their neutrality by swapping at halftime. "We had fun out there", said current tournament top scorer Kane, calling his third "one of the luckiest goals of my life". "Above all, we didn't live up to our potential".

The French-born defender came into this World Cup on the back of a stellar season with Napoli where they nearly snatched the Seria A title from Juventus.

Glik, formerly Torino's captain, was ruled out of Poland's first match after injuring his shoulder at practice but has now been declared fit. He is 100 percent sure she will be supporting Poland if there is a final between her husband's team and the host nation.

"There will be certainly be changes, it is not very likely that we will play with Colombia with the same players", Malowiejski said.

Latest News