Senegal vs Colombia | 28 Jun 2018

Kaluga ahead of their 2018 World Cup match against Colombia

Kaluga ahead of their 2018 World Cup match against Colombia

"It led to the goals and now we have a good position in this World Cup", Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said after the victory.

Senegal and Colombia will battle for qualification from World Cup Group H when they meet in Samara on Thursday (3pm BST).

Colombia must win to advance. The match starts at 16:00 on 28 June 2018.

The South Americans are now third and need a win in Samara to guarantee a place in the last 16, while the African side are second and will progress with at least a draw.

Senegal and Colombia have faced each other just once before, in a friendly in May 2014, with Colombia taking a 2-0 lead into half-time, only to concede two goals in the second half.

It was an emphatic reaffirmation of their potential after 10-man Colombia, quarter-finalists in Brazil four years ago, had suffered an upset defeat in their opening game to Japan. That game ended in a 2-2 deadlock.

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But there are some positives - we were strong as a team, although unfortunately we could not turn that into a ideal points result. The next race will be held in Austria on July 1, 2018.

"It led to the goals and now we have a good position in this World Cup".

"He can do better, but he was better against Japan than he was against Poland and he needs to do better against Colombia".

Despite winning comfortably against Poland last time out, Pekerman has hinted he might make changes against Senegal.

To watch a preview of Thursday's Senegal vs. Colombia World Cup match, check out the video below, courtesy of OddsShark. All three of those "internet TV" services require credit card information and subscription fees, but they all offer seven-day free trial periods.

Anyway, most sources are calling this a "winner takes all" match which, with deference to Jimmy Tarbuck's teatime quiz behemoth, is technically a load of old cobblers.

Who wins Senegal-Colombia? And where does all the value lie?

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