Senegal star Mane refuses to fall into Japan 'trap'

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Although thousands of miles away from their Bogota home, the couple and their sons Matteo and Marcel found the Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Kazan, the city where Poland and Colombia meet later on Sunday. Things shouldn't be ideal there for Colombia either, so this could mean we're going to see quite a few goals.

Russia, however, boast a far superior goal difference, having crushed Saudi Arabia 5-0 and made light work of Egypt in a 3-1 win, meaning only victory will see Uruguay finish above the hosts and avoid the winners of Group B in the process. Japan scored the ensuing penalty to take a 1-0 lead and it stayed that way until the 39th minute before Juan Quintero equalized for Colombia.

Only Tunisia, who forced a 2-2 draw against Saudi Arabia in Munich, where they needed a 92nd goal for the equaliser, managed to scratch a draw in those opening matches of the World Cup for the African contingent.

Colombia who had been tipped as firm favourites to top the group struggled against Akira Nishino's side who displayed great determination.

Rodriguez, the top scorer at the Brazil World Cup, did not start against Japan because of a calf muscle injury, coming in as a second-half substitute.

"Something like this can be a big moment in the tournament".

The Asian giants have vowed to take an aggressive approach against Senegal, who are spearheaded by Liverpool forward Sadio Mane.

Senegal will fancy their chances against Japan, who had the luxury of playing against 10 men for most of their game against Colombia. Samurai Blue, with their clever passing and possession-based style of play, make for an interesting clash of styles.

Victory over Senegal would virtually seal a place in the last 16 and Nishino said his unfancied side will go for the jugular.

"It's quite possible and probable that we might change a couple of players".

"I think we have the players to deal with Lewandowski and all the Poland team", he said on Saturday.

After they both won their first game, the victor of Japan v Senegal can plant one foot firmly in the last 16, and that would be a decent enough achievement in itself.

"We want to do at least as well as the 2002 generation".

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has hinted that 2014 Golden Boot victor James Rodriguez could start against the Poles, who were beaten by Senegal in their opening game.

The princess spoke with squad members and posed for a photo with the senior national side, as well as the Japan under-19 players now attending the camp.

"His appearance off the bench last time out gave him some confidence", Pekerman said.

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