Japan and Senegal will be vying for a win when they meet, a victory from either side would take them a step closer to the knockout stage.

The two unfancied sides are in a group also containing Colombia and Poland lead the standings after one game, and in pole position to make the knockout stages – something these two countries have done only three times between them.

Each side got off to a great start, with Japan deservedly defeating 10-man Colombia 2-1, while Senegal were very impressive as they overcame a very disappointing Poland side 2-1.

This group was viewed pre-tournament as likely to be the most tightly-contested pool and the early indications are that could prove to be the case.

Team news:

Japan

Leicester City forward Shinki Okazaki could start for Japan having come off the bench in their opening game versus Colombia.

Senegal

Saliou Ciss remains unavailable with an injury.

Possible Line-ups

Japan: Kawashima, Shoji, Nagatomo, Shibasaki, Yoshida, Haruguchi, Kagawa, Inui, Osako, Hasebe, Sakai.

Senegal: K.Ndiaye, Gassama, Kalibouly, Sbaly, Sane, Gana, A.Ndiaye, P.Ndiaye, Ismaila, Niang, Mane.

Group H, Japan Vs Senegal

Match Timing: 20:30 IST

Match Venue:  Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg, Russia