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Team News: Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez start for Colombia

Team News: Falcao, Rodriguez start for Colombia
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Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez are both in the Colombia XI for Thursday's key 2018 World Cup clash with Senegal.

Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez have both been named in the Colombia XI for Thursday's key 2018 World Cup clash with Senegal.

A win for either of these countries would book their spot in the last-16 stage of the competition, although it is Japan that currently top Group H entering the final round of fixtures.

Carlos Sanchez is back from a suspension to start for Colombia this afternoon, but Falcao, Rodriguez and Juan Quintero all keep their spots in attacking positions.

As for Senegal, Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly will again lead the back four, while Everton's Idrissa Gueye and Liverpool's Sadio Mane are also in the team.

Keita Balde Diao is also handed a spot in the Senegal XI, with Mame Biram Diouf again on the bench.

Senegal: K N'Diaye; Gassama, Sane, Koulibaly, Sabaly; Mane, Gueye, Kouyate, Sarr; Niang, Keita
Subs: Diallo, Diouf, Gomis, Kara, Konate, Mbengue, Ndiaye, A N'Diaye, N'Doye, Sakho, Sow, Wague

Colombia: Ospina; Arias, D Sanchez, Mina, Mojica; Uribe, C Sanchez; Cuadrado, Quintero, Rodriguez; Falcao
Subs: Bacca, Barrios, Borja, J Cuadrado (G), Diaz, Izqueirdo, Lerma, Muriel, Murillo, Vargas, Zapata

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