Colombia and Japan kick off their World Cup campaigns at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, in front of an expected 44,000 fans.
Jose Pekerman’s side will no doubt be looking to recreate their impressive run from four years ago.
James Rodriguez scored six goals to win the Golden Boot before Colombia lost to Brazil in the quarter-finals.
Japan endured quite a different time in Brazil, finishing bottom of their group with just a point.
Given their impressive squad, Colombia will clearly fancy themselves group winners.
Poland and Senegal share Group H with Colombia and Japan, with second spot anyone’s guess.
What time is Colombia vs Japan?
Colombia and Japan kicks off at 13:00 (GMT) Tuesday June 19.
What channel is it on?
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The clash will be shown live on BBC.
If you’re not near a TV, you can listen to commentary on the radio, on BBC 5 Live.
Is there a live stream?
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You can watch the match live on the BBC IPlayer – after you’ve signed up for free.
Alternatively, you can always follow the action live right here in the Mirror Football blog.
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We’ll be bringing you the team news as soon as it’s in, but in the meantime, here are the squads:
Goalkeepers – David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Jose Fernando Cuadrado.
Defenders – Cristian Zapata, Davinson Sanchez, Santiago Arias, Oscar Murillo, Frank Fabra, Johan Mojica, Yerry Mina.
Midfielders – Wílmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma, Jose Izquierdo, James Rodriguez, Abel Aguilar, Mateus Uribe, Juan Fernando Quintero, Juan Cuadrado.
Forwards – Radamel Falcao, Miguel Borja, Carlos Bacca, Luis Fernando Muriel.
Goalkeepers – Eiji Kawashima, Masaaki Higashiguchi, Kosuke Nakamura.
Defenders – Yuto Nagatomo, Tomoaki Makino, Wataru Endo, Maya Yoshida, Hiroki Sakai, Gotoku Sakai, Gen Shoji, Naomichi Ueda.
Midfielders – Makoto Hasebe, Keisuke Honda, Takashi Inui, Shinji Kagawa, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Genki Haraguchi, Takashi Usami, Gaku Shibasaki, Ryota Oshima.
Forwards – Shinji Okazaki, Yuya Osako, Yoshinori Muto.
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- Colombia – 8/13
- Japan – 9/2
- Draw – 13/5
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