Published: Tue, June 19, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

James Rodriguez not confirmed for Colombia’s World Cup opener

James Rodriguez not confirmed for Colombia’s World Cup opener

Fresh from losing several friendly matches since qualifying for the World Cup, Japan is nervous at the prospect of facing AS Monaco's Falcao and Rodriguez - on loan from Real Madrid at Bayern Munich.

"Even if they play with Mourinho or Arsene Wenger, it would be so hard for Japan to get to the last 16", said the Frenchman, who steered Japan to the second round of the 2002 World Cup.

Take a look through the gallery above to see the best pictures as Carlos Sanchez is sent off for a deliberate handball in Colombia's World Cup clash with Japan.

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Tuesday will be the first time we see the Group H sides in action in Russian Federation, with Los Cafeteros' match against the Blue Samurai starting off the day's schedule. "To have a very good World Cup compared with the one in Brazil, the ideal would be to go further than we did, and I believe this team has the ability to do that", the 27-year-old told reporters on Sunday. The man at the heart of those displays four years ago, James Rodriguez, will be want to put on a show again.

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"Obviously they have a lot of talent", Kawashima said. "We will try our best to make a good World Cup for ourselves".

"The man tasked with leading Japan in Russian Federation is not the same one who guided them through qualification, as Vahid Halilhodzic was surprisingly fired in April with little explanation from the Japanese Football Association".

There's no reason to expect any of that will change on Tuesday when we have the final opening games of the tournament in group H before the hosts continue their mission to Moscow.

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Here's all the live stream, start time and TV schedule info you need to catch the game. "They feel protected in certain situations, so our work in the middle is vital to provide balance to the team".

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