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Group Match

Group C

Travel to Japan Japan vs Travel to Colombia Colombia in Cuiaba.

Match Preview

In the final Group C matches, Japan take on Colombia in Cuiaba while Greece play Côte d'Ivoire in Fortaleza.

Colombia and Japan met in St. Etienne during the group stage of the 2003 Confederations Cup; with the South Americans wining by a solitary goal.

The Match

Colombia had already qualifed for the Second Round.

To cap a perfect Group Stage performance, Jose Pekerman introduced 43 year-old goalkeeper, Faryd Mondragon, to the game; in the 85th minute.

Substitution With his first competitive international appearance for nine years, Faryd Mondragon beacame the oldest player to make an appearance at the World Cup Finals, beating the previous record held by Cameroon's Roger Milla.

Goalscorers Goalscorers:
0:1 - Juan Cuadrado (17 mins, penalty)
1:1 - Shinji Okazaki (45 mins)
1:2 - Jackson Martinez (55 mins)
1:4 - Jackson Martinez (82 mins)
1:3 - James Rodriguez (89 mins)

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Final Score: Japan 1 - Colombia 4
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Teams

Travel to Japan Japan:
1-Eiji Kawashima; 2-Atsuto Uchida, 22-Maya Yoshida, 15-Yasuyuki Konno, 5-Yuto Nagatomo; 9-Shinji Okazaki, 14-Toshihiro Aoyama, 17-Makoto Hasebe, 10-Shinji Kagawa; 4-Keisuke Honda, 13-Yoshito Okubo.

Travel to Colombia Colombia:
1. David Ospina; 4. Santiago Arias, 23. Carlos Valdes, 16. Eder Balanta, 7. Pablo Armero; 11. Juan Cuadrado, 15. Alexander Mejia, 13. Fredy Guarin, 20. Juan Quintero; 21. Jackson Martinez, 19. Adrian Ramos.

2014 World Cup Referees Referee: Pedro Proenca - Portugal Travel to Portugal

Yellow Cards 2 yellow cards:
16 mins - Yasuyuki Konno (Japan)
63 mins - Fredy Guarin (Colombia)

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