Japan: Known for their conservative and school-book play, Japan is slowly adopting a more aggressive approach. With heavyweights like Shinji Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki, 46th ranked Japan is expected to deliver a better their record of reaching the round of 16 in their fifth World Cup appearance. Alberto Zaccheroni’s young side appears to be a fairly competitive side on their given day.
Colombia: Los Cafeteros have never made it past the group stage at the FIFA World Cup. Ranked 8 in the FIFA rankings, Colombia boast a strong squad that can frustrate any side on their day. Without their star striker Radamel Falcao participating in the tournament, they still have enough fire-power up front to send Colombia past the group stage.
Total Matches Played: 2
Japan 0 Win, Colombia 1 Win, 0 Draw