Polish duel with Colombia will take place at Kazan Arena. In the first game, Poland performed poorly so that Senegal beat 1-2 while Colombia struggled with 10 players since the early minutes before finally beaten in the hands of Japan also with a score of 1-2.
Poland is indeed a seeded team in Group H. However, Poland disappoints on all fronts in the defeat of Senegal. The team nicknamed The Eagle is too dependent on the striker Robert Lewandowski, who in fact looks dim.
Colombia are head-to-head from Poland with three defeats two defeats. It will be the team’s first competitive encounter since Colombia beat Poland 2-1 in a test match in 2006.
However, European teams are not very friendly for Colombia. Colombia has only won two of nine previous World Cup matches in which five of them ended in defeat. While two Colombian wins came from teams like Switzerland in 1994 and Greece in 2014.
From player material, Colombia has a better quality than Poland. Los Cafeteros is reinforced by Rodriguez, Carlos Bacca, Juan Cuadrado and Radamel Falcao.
While Poland led Lewandowski with the support of Lukasz Piszczek, Gregorz Krychowiak, Jakub Blaszczykowski.
Colombia and Poland will be eliminated if lost while in other matches Japan and Senegal play a draw.
Poland can never get away from the group phase after losing in the opening match. The greater challenge faced by Poland because of Colombia is likely to directly drop James Rodriguez as a starter. Plus, if Colombia play 11 players until the fight ends.