7’: Colombia’s Goalie in Pain
Ospina goes down and is seemingly in numerous ache. He obtained a foot tangled with Dawid Kownacki as he ran out to distribute the ball and went down exhausting. After a pair minutes of remedy, he’s staying on, however it’s one thing to look at for the remainder of the match
5’: Lots of Action Early
As anticipated, it’s been a livid begin at Kazan Arena, with Poland producing a pair early probabilities. Robert Lewandowski can’t fairly get in place to make good contact on a cross, and the Colombian goalie, David Ospina, collects it.
1’: We’re Underway!
Colombia is in blue at the moment, and Poland in white. With Japan and Senegal tying, both staff could be eradicated with a loss at the moment, and a tie could be a devastating end result for each groups, so we will count on some extensive open play.
Poland XI: Szczesny, Piszczek, Bednarek, Pazdan, Bereszynski, Krychowiak, Goralski, Rybus, Zielinski, Lewandowski, Kownacki
Colombia XI: Ospina, Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Mina, Mojica, Aguilar, Barrios, Cuadrado, Quintero, Rodriguez, Falcao
Colombia vs. Poland Top Story Lines
• Colombia is hoping for a giant efficiency out of James Rodriguez, the Bayern Munich star who solely performed for 30 minutes within the loss in opposition to Japan on Tuesday due to a left calf harm.
• Poland additionally wants a powerful recreation from its personal Bayern Munich striker: Robert Lewandowski, who couldn’t produce a lot in an opening-game loss to Senegal. He’s the highest goalscorer in Poland’s historical past, they usually can’t make it far with out him taking part in nicely.
Some Pregame Reading
• Aliou Cissé was as soon as a World Cup participant for Senegal. Now he’s considered one of two native African coaches within the World Cup, and he has Senegal off to a tremendous begin. Read Christopher Clarey’s piece here.