Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda endured a bruised thigh after going ahead as a substitute in the 2-1 win against Colombia and will be checked.

Forward Shinji Okazaki was an uncertainty preceding the opening match in light of a calf issue yet played the last five minutes, so ought to be in conflict.

Be that as it may, Okazaki is probably not going to dislodge Yuya Osako, who inspired as a solitary striker in their last match. Senegal additionally won their first game, and they might be unaltered.

Feed's Mame Diouf begun against the Poles yet didn't enrol a single shot and was pulled back following 60 minutes. Should Senegal settle on a switch in advance, Moussa Konate and Moussa Sow are elective choices.


1 Eiji Kawashima (Goalkeeper)
19 Hiroki Sakai (Defender)
22 Maya Yoshida (Defender)
3 Gen Shoji (Defender)
5 Yuto Nagatomo (Defender)
7 Gaku Shibasaki (Midfielder)
17 Makoto Hasebe (Defender)
8 Genki Haraguchi (Midfielder)
10 Shinji Kagawa (Midfielder)
14 Takashi Inui (Midfielder)
15 Yuya Osako (Forward)


16 Khadim N’Diaye (Goalkeeper)
12 Youssouf Sabaly (Defender)
6 Salif Sane (Defender)
3 Kalidou Koulibaly (Defender)
22 Moussa Wague (Defender)
5 Idrissa Gueye (Midfielder)
18 Ismaila Sarr (Midfielder)
13 Alfred N’Diaye (Midfielder)
17 Badou Ndiaye (Midfielder)
10 Sadio Mané (Forward)
19 M’Baye Niang (Forward)

Japan and Senegal are the pacesetters in Group H with a win each after both promoted against rivals who hit the self-destruct catch.

The Japanese had a statistical preferred standpoint for 87 minutes in their opener following Carlos Sanchez's expulsion for Colombia.

Senegal, in the interim, were skilled their second goal against Poland, with the snappy reasoning Mbaye Niang taking advantage of a vacant net after a catastrophic back-go from Grzegorz Krychowiak.

Japan's win was the first at a World Cup for an Asian group against a South American side. Rivals Senegal have likewise been flying the banner for their mainland, as they were the main African side to maintain a strategic distance from overcoming in the opening round of recreations.

Another Senegal win will abandon them on the very edge of the last 16 – advance would be affirmed if Colombia neglect to beat Poland later in the day. On the other hand, Japan will experience if they win and the Poles neglect to record a triumph.


Japan captain Makoto Hasebe: "We should keep our feet on the ground… we need to consider that we played against 10 men for just about an hour and a half. The following amusement will be an alternate story."

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse: "Senegal won (against Poland) because of teaching. You saw a Senegal group exceptionally strong, extremely reduced."