Colombia topped Group H after beating Senegal 1-0 while Japan ended runner-up despite losing 0-1 to Poland in their last league match. Both Colombia and Japan are into the Round of 16 of FIFA World Cup 2018. While Japan and Senegal were level on matches won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, goal difference and points, the Asian team went into the last 16 because they had lesser number of Yellow cards in the group stage. While Japan had four Yellow cards, Senegal had six against them.
|Group H Points Table|
Colombia will take on England on Tuesday, July 3 at Spartak Stadium in Moscow while Belgium and Japan play at Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don a day earlier for a place in the quarterfinals.
Colombia have played in the FIFA World Cup six times in 1962, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2014 and 2018. Their best show was in the 2014 edition in Brazil where Colombia lost to the hosts in the quarterfinals 1-2.
Japan qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 1998 and since then they have been a regular at the subsequent editions of the tournament. They reached the Round of 16 (pre-quarterfinals) in the 2002 and 2010 editions.
Senegal are playing in the FIFA World Cup for only the second time. Their last appearance was in 2002 where they reached the quarterfinals and lost to Turkey. Poland have been to eight FIFA World Cups with their first being way back in 1938. Their best show has been a third-place finish in the 1974 and 1982 edition of the tournament.