SENEGAL vs COLOMBIA
KICK OFF: 28th June 2018 | 15: 00 CET
GROUP H ROUND 3 | SAMARA ARENA
Colombia can advance with a decisive win over aggressive Senegal
Senegal takes on rejuvenated Colombia on matchday three, and both teams need a win to qualify for the next round.
After a 2-1 defeat to Japan, the South Americans bounced back with a 3-0 win against Poland, and they come into this match with much confidence. James Rodriquez, Juan Cuadrado, and Juan Quintero were phenomenal in that second group game, and they’ll be expected to light up the stage again in Samara.
Senegal also reached the same stage at world cup 2002. These two teams have met once previously, a friendly in 2014, and that match ended in a 2 – 2 draw.
- Senegal and Colombia meet for the first time in a major tournament.
- Senegal has faced South American opposition only once in a World Cup tournament, drawing 3-3 with Uruguay in 2002.
With a qualification spot at stake, expect a tight game and Colombia to snatch a late winner.