Colombia's James Rodriguez injured during Senegal World Cup game

Colombia's players attend a training session in Kazan on June 25 ahead of their Russia 2018 World Cup Group H match against Senegal

Getty ImagesGroup H is set to bring a wild end to the group stage of the 2018 World Cup - here's every scenario for how things could shake out between Japan, Colombia, and Senegal as they battle for the final two spots in the knockout round.

Senegal opened with a 2-1 victory over Poland before a 2-2 draw against Japan that disappointed head coach Aliou Cisse.

With Senegal and Japan both on four points, Colombia and Senegal could both progress with a draw but only if Japan lose to Poland.

Colombia could qualify with a draw as long as Japan lose.

Aguilar was injured in the first half of Colombia's 3-0 victory over Poland last Sunday in Kazan and had to be stretchered off the field.

Colombia might control the run of play and create more chances, but Senegal will be unsafe on the counter-attack.

The likes of Falcao and Juan Cuadrado underlined the quality in a team that welcomed back James Rodriguez, top scorer at the last World Cup, to a leading role after starting him from the bench against Japan. Kickoff for the critical match between the African and South American sides is scheduled for 5 p.m. Moscow Standard Time at Samara Arena in Samara, Russia, on Thursday, June 28. "We're aware that we will have to give everything to qualify", Ndiaye said.

James Rodriguez has been involved in 10 goals in seven World Cup appearances for Colombia (6 goals, 4 assists). But the problem for Senegal is they've also conceded three goals, which is where I think Colombia can take that advantage. Today Badou and Idrissa Gueye need to be far more diligent in their shielding and harrying work and Mane has to make better runs beyond the centre-forward, particularly if they go for a 4-3-3. But Japan were successful in keeping the 26-year-old more or less quiet after that and Cisse admitted that the Asian side deserved to win, even if they were twice behind.

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