Japan v Senegal, 24th June, 4pm(GMT)

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Just as we all predicted, this is the battle of the top 2 teams in the group. The winner will be all but through, so who takes this?

Both benefitted from some good fortune in their openers. Japan played against a 10 man, Rodriguez-less Colombia for the majority of the game. How will they do against an inferior team that likely won't be a man light to 87 minutes?

As for Senegal, their 2nd was somewhat controversial. If that doesn't count, do Poland eventually get a point? A wins a win of course, so they could ride that confidence and pick up another.

So, what's your call for this one?
 
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Not sure if anyone is watching this, but it's been a good game thus far. Poor defensive mistake from Japan to gift Mane the opener, but a nice finish from Inui brings Japan level. Open game, both sides look tidy. England could end up facing one of these teams in the last 16, so I hope Southgate and co are paying attention.
 

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Both sides looked tidy, but a bit ropey in defence. Good game though, both sides tried to play football and both went for it. Opens it up for Colombia or Poland to qualify, depending on who wins in that game.
 

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