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Poland - Colombia
World Cup - 24 June 2018
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FT: Colombia 3-0 Poland. Goals from Mina, Falcao and Cuadrado keep Colombia's World Cup hopes alive. Poland bow out after two defeats from two.
This has been hugely impressive from Colombia. They look like a side to avoid in the knockout stages. England could yet face them should fate make it so via the final group games.
Five minutes will be added.
Ospina tips Lewandowski's 20-yard piledriver over the top.
- Yellow cardJacek GóralskiPoland
Uribe attempts a back heel that finds its ways past the keeper, but not beyond the defender on the line, who hacks to safety. Poland are all at sea.
Ospina makes a fine stop at his far post after a Poland corner from the right had caught Colombia out. The keeper is now down and receiving treatment again.
- OffMichal PazdanPoland
- OnKamil GlikPoland
POLAND CHANGE: Pazdan off, Glik on.
VIDEO: Cuadrado makes it three.
VIDEO: Falcao nets the second.
- OffRadamel FalcaoColombia
- OnCarlos BaccaColombia
COLOMBIA CHANGE: Falcao off, Bacca on.
Colombia have arrived at the 2018 World Cup! The first game with Japan started badly with the early red card, but they are showing what they are capable of now.
- GoalJuan CuadradoColombia
GOAL! It's game over. Cuadrado races clean through and coolly slots the third into the bottom corner. Pack your bags Poland.
Lewandowksi lets fly from 25 yards but it's high, wide and not so handsome.
- OffJuan Fernando QuinteroColombia
- OnJefferson LermaColombia
COLOMBIA CHANGE: Lerma on for the magnificent Quintero.
- OffBartosz BereszynskiPoland
- OnLukasz TeodorczykPoland
POLAND CHANGE: Teodorczyk on for Bereszynski.
It's looking like an early exit for Poland.
- GoalRadamel FalcaoColombia
GOAL! Falcao makes it two! The hitman guides an outside of the foot effort beyond the keeper after a sensational through ball from Quintero.
A Poland free kick midway in the Colombia half is hoisted to the far right of the penalty area. Krychowiak keeps it alive and hoists it to the far post, but Lewandowski is easily muscled out of it.
Don't forget, Poland are ranked eighth in the world according to the FIFA rankings....
Still very little sign of a Poland recovery. They've been pretty abject in over two and a half hours at this World Cup.
- Yellow cardJan BednarekPoland
Bednarek booked for hauling back Uribe.
PHOTO: The key moment so far.
Lewandowski latches onto a long ball over the top. He seems to be in for his big moment with a great touch but sees his left-foot strike well saved by Ospina.
- OffDawid KownackiPoland
- OnKamil GrosickiPoland
POLAND CHANGE: Grosicki on for Kownacki.
Poland clear the right-wing corner towards Cuadrado who hammers wildly over the top from distance.
Quintero motors forward once more after a nice ball from James. Quintero lets fly but sees his 25-yarder deflect wide.
This time James sees a low drive blocked before Szczesny collects from Cuadrado. Colombia knocking on the door at the start of this second period.
Another Colombia attack sees Cuadrado lay it off for Falcao, who blazes over from the edge of the box despite a very deliberate approach to his first-time shot.
Quintero has a pop from 30 yards, but it's always curling wide.
Bereszynski gets in down the right but sees his cut back well read by Arias with Lewandowski lurking.
Can Poland find some form and save their World Cup?
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF! Colombia get us back underway.
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HT: Colombia 1-0 Poland.
VIDEO: Cuadrado's class.
Four minutes have been added.
Quintero feeds another lovely ball through for James, but the forward is rightly flagged offside.
VIDEO: Mina's opener.
As it stands, Poland will bow out of the competition. Still plenty of time for them to recover, but at the moment Colombia have their tails up.
- GoalYerry MinaColombia
GOAL! Colombia lead! La Tricolor take another short corner on the right. Quintero catches Poland out with a clever pass to James who curves a sublime cross into the middle for Mina to nod home.
Wonderful feet from Cuadrado on the right. He beats one, skips past a second and then holds off a third before rifling in a low cross-shot that Wojciech Szczesny manages to beat away.
For all of the hustle and bustle from both sides, we've not really had any chances of real note.
Cuadrado shoots from all of 40 yards and drags it tamely wide - by some distance too.
Arias makes a clever run for a short corner but sees his deep cross headed to safety.
- OffAbel AguilarColombia
- OnMateus UribeColombia
COLOMBIA CHANGE: The injured Aguilar off, Mateus Uribe on.
A sad sight as Aguilar leaves the pitch on a stretcher.
Aguilar is down and looks to be struggling. There is suddenly plenty of activity on the Colombia bench. We could be about to have our first change of the evening.
Another Poland corner is efficiently dealt with by the Colombians. The Poles' delivery hasn't been up to much so far.
Colombia cut Poland open down the right, but Aguilar's attempted cutback is well cleared, Poland counter at pace down their right, but Barrios is on hand to awkwardly hook behind for a corner. End to end stuff.
STAT: Poland have won two and lost seven of their past nine World Cup matches. They have failed to score in six of their defeats.
Quintero fools everyone, including the intended recipient Aguilar, with a sublime reverse ball that would have put Colombia through on goal. Unlucky.
Poland's corner comes to nothing.
Piotr Zielinski seizes upon an error from Barrios and wastes little time in setting his sights with a 25-yard shot that deflects out for a corner.
Santiago Arias lets fly with a hopeful first-time drive from 30 yards, but it deflects and spins out for a throw. It came after a smart move down the left from La Tricolor.
Cuadrado angles a curving cross into the middle from the right, but it's easily hacked to safety. Plenty of urgency when both sides get on the ball, but we've lacked quality in the final third so far.
It's been a lively start to this one. Long may it continue.
STAT: Poland have not managed to keep a clean sheet in their past nine World Cup matches.
Colombia's first real attack ends with Falcao almost latching onto a miscued shot into the area. Poland hacked at two clearances just before that and were lucky to escape with some very nervy defending.
Ospina claims a high ball from underneath his own crossbar. He then tumbles as he attempts to distribute the ball early and needs some treatment. Bizarre.
Still got great hair!
A bright start from Poland. The Eagles win a succession of corners that Colombia just about handle without looking too assured at the back.
A big night for Lewandowksi. Can he deliver and help reignite his country's World Cup hopes?
The stakes are high, but could we be set for a goal-fest? Maybe not, but it's worth pointing out that none of Colombia's 19 matches at the World Cup have ended 0-0.
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KICK OFF! Poland get us underway.
STATS: Historically, Colombia don't tend to enjoy facing European sides at the World Cup. La Tricolor have won just two of nine previous meetings, losing five of them. Meanwhile, Poland have faced South American opponents on nine occasions at the World Cup, but none of those have matches have been drawn (won four, lost five).
Bartosz Bereszynski: "We know very well what this game is about, but we are optimists. One thing I am sure about is that we will not lack heart."
POLL: Regardless of which teams perform well at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the fans can still put up a memorable show off the pitch. Which team’s fans are the best?
DID YOU KNOW? Juan Quintero became the first Colombian player to score in two different World Cup finals when he netted in the 2-1 reversal to Japan (2014 and 2018).
HEAD-TO-HEAD: This is the first competitive clash between the two countries. They last met in a friendly back in 2005 when Colombia won 2-1 in Chorzow.
As for Poland, Dawid Kownacki is given the nod on the left side of the attack after impressing as a sub in the 2-1 loss to Senegal. The Poles also bring in two defenders in Southampton's Jan Bednarek and Bartosz Bereszynski as well as midfielder Jacek Góralski.
Neither side can afford defeat, so it's no surprise to see plenty of changes. Colombia make four, with talisman, James Rodriguez fit enough to start after appearing as a substitute in the 2-1 loss to Japan. Defender Yerry Mina and midfielders Wilmar Barrious and Abel Aguilar also feature.
Colombia forward Radamel Falcao: "It will be like a final. Each team will battle hard to keep the ball, and will close down the space for their opponents to operate in. Perhaps we won't make as many mistakes as we did before, because we all know this is a match that will determine who will continue in the World Cup."
Poland assistant coach Hubert Malowiejski: "We are in the same situation. Colombia were considered favourites in our group, but the first game was not good for them. But, let's not forget they played almost the whole game with 10 men. They are very difficult to beat, they have played with more or less the same squad for many years."
CONFIRMED TEAMS - POLAND: Szczesny, Pazdan, Bednarek, Bereszynski, Piszczek, Goralski, Krychowiak, Rybus, Zielinski, Lewandowski, Kownacki. /// COLOMBIA: Ospina, Arias, Mina, Mojica, Sanchez, Barrios, Aguilar, Rodriguez, Cuadrado, Quintero, Falcao.
GROUP H as it stands: Japan and Senegal have just drawn 2-2. The two teams now have four points from two games played. Colombia and Poland are pointless.
Hello and welcome to LIVE update of the Group H clash between Colombia and Poland at the Kazan Arena. The two sides were fancied to progress from this pool, but have lost their opening games of the tournament and now know a defeat today will be curtains. Kick off 19:00 BST.