FIFA World Cup 2018
Senegal vs Colombia
One of the most competitive group so far in the competition is Group-H, and the next match from this game is between Senegal and Colombia. The match will be an exciting one as there is no certainty on which two teams from this group are going to make the round of 16.
When: June 28, 07:30 PM IST
Where: Samara Arena
Senegal have played surprisingly well till now as they have not lost a game till now alike Japan who are sitting at the top of the ladder. Senegal is currently placed at the second spot and a win in this match can help their cause to make it to the next round and set an example for their spirited performance which they are due to put up. It was the year 2002 when this team last featured in the FIFA World Cup and they made it to the quarters by displaying some excellent footballing skills.
Colombia who went down against the Asian giants Japan in their opening game made a brilliant comeback in the last game when they tamed Poland by a defiant margin of 3-0. Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado were the guys who netted the ball in the 40th, 70th and 75th minute respectively.
James Rodriguez who was the golden boot holder in the last edition of the World Cup is yet to get going this time around as he is still looking for his first goal of the competition. But the form the team has shown in the last game against Poland makes them a class apart and they will look to continue surge.
The permutations and combinations suggest that Senegal can advance to the next round even if they play a draw in this game, but for Colombia, a win is a necessity right now to fancy their chances to feature in the next round. A lot depends on the result of the other game between Japan and Poland, if Japan overcomes the Polish side, they will be through to the next round and the winner of this game will be the other team to move forward along with them.
Talking about the head to head encounters between the two sides, Senegal and Colombo have faced each other only once in the year 2014 where the match ended up in a 2-2 draw.
Recent form, Senegal: DLWWD
Where to watch Senegal vs Colombia?
You can watch the telecast of Senegal vs Colombia on Sony Sports Network/HD and web platform is Sonyliv.com.