Colombia (4-1) Japan

Japan vs. Colombia: Japan’s Very Long Shot at the Round of 16 (UPDATE: Colombia Trounces Japan)


Japan has a long shot at making the Round of 16, but it is possible.

UPDATE: Colombia wins over Japan, 4-1, to advance to the knockout round as the top team in Group C.

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After a draw and a loss in their last two matches, Japan is hoping for its first win of the tournament. To get it, they’ll have to beat Colombia, a team that hasn’t lost yet at the Cup, and has already qualified for the Round of 16. If Japan does beat Colombia, they’ll then have to hope for a winless Greece team to upset Cote d’Ivoire in order to advance to the next round. It’s a long-shot for sure, but it is possible. See what happens today at 4 PM ET (8 PM UTC).

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