SAMARA, Russia — Starting lineups for Senegal v Colombia 2018 FIFA World Cup Group H clash at Samara Arena, with live streaming on Fox Sports Go. Follow Livescores.com for updates results from each game.
Carlos Sanchez returns to the Colombia starting XI for today’s game, after he was suspended for the second group match against Poland, following his red card against Japan.
The Colombians beat Poland 3-0 to stay in contention of advancing to the knockout phase.
It was revealed afterwards that coach Jose Pekerman dedicated the win over Poland to Sanchez, who had reportedly received death threats.
Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado all start.
Meanwhile, Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, who scored against Japan, leads the attack alongside M’Baye Niang for Senegal, but head coach Aliou Cisse made three changes from the last match.
Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, defender Lamine Gassama and attacker Keita Balde are the additions for this final group match.
”We need to improve the impact. We need to be more aggressive on the ball,” Cisse said.
“At this level it goes very fast. We need to have more concentration. We need to be more rigorous.”
Colombia and Senegal have met each other just once before, but this is the first time the pair will be clashing at the World Cup.
The only other previous clash between these two sides was a friendly in May 2014, with the game ending in a 2-2 draw.
Senegal sits second in the Group and only needs at least a draw to advance, while Colombia lies third and could also qualify to the knockout stages with a draw, but would need help elsewhere.
A win would guarantee their spot.
Remember live streaming is on Fox Sports Go and you can follow Livescores.com for updates results from each game.
Colombia: David Ospina, Santiago Arias, Carlos Sanchez, Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado, Yerry Mina, Mateus Uribe, Johan Mojica, Juan Quintero, Davinson Sanchez.
Senegal: Khadim Ndiaye, Kalidou Koulibaly, Idrissa Gane Gueye,ýSalif Sane, Sadio Mane, Youssouf Sabaly, Alfred Ndiaye, Ismaila Sarr, Mbaye Niang, Keitu Balde, Lamin Gasma, Cheikhou Kouyate.