Colombia vs Japan: 5 things to look forward to from Group H’s opening game

Confident Colombia will look for repeat of 2014 thrashing when they meet unsettled Japan in Saransk.

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Japan’s heads may have dropped a little when they were drawn against Colombia in Group H of this summer’s World Cup.

The two sides met at the same stage four years ago, Los Cafeteros cruising to a 4-1 victory.

Japan left Brazil with just one point to their name while Colombia went all the way the quarter-finals, eventually finishing fifth.

As the teams square up again, what can we look forward to from Tuesday’s clash?