Japan vs Colombia:- The 37th match of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup will have Japan playing against Colombia on the 24th day of June. The match will be played at Arena Pantanal, a stadium that is located in Cuiaba city, Brazil. The match will kickoff at exactly GMT -3 Brazilian time.
The match that involves the teams from group C will be a must watch as it will be their last opportunities as far as qualifying for the round of 16 level s concerned. This match will therefore mean a lot to Japan compared to Colombia. Colombia on the other side will not take this match lightly. To watch Colombia vs Japan Group C match live streaming online, click on the below banner live link.
This is another chance for the team to secure victory in Brazil. This will fight to the later and restore their pride. Both the two team are tough and strong hence a competitive match in waiting.
Japan vs. Colombia: Match Preview
In the Japan’s opening match at the summer tournament, it failed to secure victory against the African team, Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast proved to be too strong for the team. In its second match against Greece, they ended up in a barren draw.
However, Japan showcased the best of their football skills and are now with one point in store. In a total of two matches played, Japan has only managed to score a single goal. This is not a good show as long as making it to the next level is concerned.
Failing to dominate against the 10 man squad of Greece proved some fact that the team is not that strong and prepared for the tasks ahead of it. The team need to put in extra efforts as long as it want the 3 points in the match ahead of them.
The only option left for the Japanese team to the round of 16 is scoring in this match. Alberto Zaccheroni who is the manager of Japan believes that the team will perform extremely well.
Technically, Colombia is already at the round of 16 stages. This is because in the last two matches that it played, it has managed to secure the full points. A loose in this match will mean less to the team as it will still make it to the next level.
Ivory Coast is a team with the potential of shutting down the ambitions of Colombia when it comes to the round of 16 level. Colombia will therefore put all the required efforts in this match so that they can be sure of securing a place in the next stages.
Jose Pekerman is quite confident that his team will win in this match and gunner the three points. Believe me you, it is a very tough match.
Colombia vs. Japan: Key Players Of The Match
Japan will rely mostly on the efforts on none other than Shinji Kagawa. The superstar has got the best qualities ever and he will work with Keisuke Honda together with other players to fight for victory in this match.
Colombia on the other hand will depend mostly on James Rodriguez and Juan Quintero. The duo players will form a perfect pair and used as the most dangerous weapon against Japan.
Japan vs. Colombia: Other Facts
The two teams have faced each other a total of two times in which one match ended in a draw and the other, Colombia won. This will be the third time the two teams, Colombia and Japan will be playing against each.
Believe me you, Colombia will keep on its best winning spirit. It is well psyched and Japan will fail to score against them. The match will end in a 3-1 win in favor of Colombia.