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Poland vs Japan FIFA WC 2018, Match Preview, Line-Ups and Updates

Poland vs Japan FIFA WC 2018, Match Preview, Line-Ups and Updates
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Poland will enter in the fray of Group H, to win against Japan in the Volgograd Arena in the final league game of FIFA World Cup. Japan has topped with four points at the group level, have reached already into the final-16 round. His goal would be to maintain the top possession by winning the game against Poland. Poland had lost to Senegal in their first match, while they defeated Colombia in the second match. Because of this, the third group match against Japan is a fight of honor for him, for which he will have to make his attack strong. On the other hand, Japan’s defense has performed extremely well in this tournament.

Japan defeated Colombia 2-1 in their first match, while against Senegal they leveled with 2-2. In such a situation, it will not be difficult for Poland to beat Japan. Poland will have to go into this match by keeping their defense and attack fully prepared. In which they can end the FIFA Journey with victory and say goodbye to the World Cup.

Poland:

Lukasz Fabianski; Lukas Piszczek, Kamil Glik, Jan Bednarek; Bartosz Bereszynski, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Jacek Goralski, Maciej Pybus; Piotr Zielinski, Robert Lewandowski, Kamil Grosicki

Japan:

Eiji Kawashima; Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Gen Shoji, Yuto Nagatomo; Makoto Hasebe, Gaku Shibasaki; Genki Haraguchi, Shinji Kagawa, Takashi Inui; Yuya Osako

Important Facts

  • If Poland fails to win against Japan today, it will be their worst ever performance at a World Cup. In 2002 and 2006, the team had also spurned their chances of qualification for the knockout rounds after two matches, but in both cases managed to win their final group-stage game.
  • Coach Akira Nishino will probably start the same line-up as in the previous two games. The scorer of the key goal against Senegal, Keisuke Honda, is still observed as the game-changer and will most likely come off the bench.

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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