Key Battles That Will Shape Japan's World Cup Clash with Colombia

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Key Battles That Will Shape Japan's World Cup Clash with Colombia
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Japan need a win against Colombia on Tuesday to have any chance of joining their opponents in the last 16 of the 2014 World Cup. With the onus on Japan to attack, it is likely to be an open and exciting match.

Colombia are already guaranteed a place in the next round and their coach, Jose Pekerman, could elect to rest some of his regular starters. Japan have been disappointing in both of their matches so far and need to produce a much better performance on Tuesday.

Here are the key battles that will shape the World Cup clash between Japan and Colombia.

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