Poland set to make changes for Colombia encounter

Poland set to make changes for Colombia encounter

Poland set to make changes for Colombia encounter

The second round will end today with England looking to secure the qualification against Panama.

There's very little to separate all four teams in this group, and it should be a fascinating evening. Panama did great to qualify but they're out of their depth at this level.

England were unfortunate to concede a debatable penalty against Tunisia but were otherwise untroubled defensively and should get another easy ride at the back again, with the win to nil banker material.

With Kane, England do have the potential to do some damage in front of goal. England's three man backline held up well and the midfield of Jordan Henderson, Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard controlled the tempo of the match versus Tunisia. If this game produces a victor then one of the knockout slots in this group will be locked down but a draw seems quite possible. This one could have goals - especially with a draw only being of limited value to either side.

Manuel: Two teams who surprised with their matchday 1 wins against Colombia and Polonia and who might be shaping up to be surprise packages in this tournament.

"It's good to be loved", he added before returning to fielding questions about tactics for Sunday's match with Japan. There's not much to separate both sides, a moment of inspiration or madness is likely to decide the outcome.

With Senegal's well-drilled backline keeping Robert Lewandowski subdued, manager Adam Nawalka will hope for more midfield drive to boost supply to the country's record goal-scorer.

"I'm feeling that this World Cup is my final one", Honda said at the team's training base in Kazan yesterday.

The former Hertha Berlin and Fortuna Dusseldorf player said the team had received detailed feedback of their performance on Tuesday, including distances run and passes completed, in order to help identify areas for improvement. A win for the Lions of Teranga or the Blue Samurai could put them into the knockout stages. "Perhaps we won't make as many mistakes as we did before, because we all know this is a match that will determine who will continue in the World Cup".

After winning their opening matches, Japan and Senegal square off with a chance to take control of the group. Whoever loses is out of the tournament. In Mane, the Africans have a player who can win a match on his own.

It feels like this could go one of two ways given the context the match now has.

Group H had always been an evenly balanced group in terms of relative ability but few would have expected Japan to have beaten this Colombian side. He'll need to step up here.

While the squad lacks the star power of many other World Cup teams, Japan can count on a group of reliable players with plenty of European experience.

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