Senegal and Columbia will play a face-to-face game today in the Samara Arena to make a place in the FIFA World Cup Pre-quarterfinals in Russia. For both teams, it will be a do-or-die contest because the losing team will be out of the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup. Senegal is second at the group H with four points while their closest- rival Colombia is at third with three points. The winning team will get three points reward in their account and will qualify for the Last-16. In 2002, Senegal had entered to the quarter-finals. In this case, this is the last chance for Senegal to keep their hopes alive to enter in Last-16. Both the teams are in the same position and it will going to be a very exciting contest as hopes are clearly visible for both.
Colombia also entered the quarter-finals in 2014. In such a situation, they would have the same aim to beat Senegal in the final-16 round. Columbia suffered a 2-1 defeat due to poor defense against Japan, while Senegal defeated Poland 2-1 in the first match. While improving its game, Colombia won 3-0 on Poland in the next match and Senegal played a draw against Japan was 2-2. If Senegal won this game, they would not have to struggle for the knockout in the final Group match against Colombia.
Senegal Probable XI: Khadim Ndiaye; Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Koulibaly, Salif Sane, Moussa Wague; Cheikhou Kouyate, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Idrissa Gana Gueye; Sadio Mane, Mbaye Niang, Ismaila Sarr
Colombia Probable XI: David Ospina; Santiago Arias, Davinson Sanchez, Yerry Mina, Johan Mojica; Mateus Uribe, Carlos Sanchez, Juan Cuadrado, Juan Quintero, James Rodriguez; Radamel Falcao
This contest could be a high rated-final for The Teranga Lions, who showed some defensive weaknesses in the previous 2-2 draw with Japan, We can expect a counter-attacking performance from Senegal’s side. Colombia are coming with a sensational performance in a 3-0 victory over Poland.
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