Japan and Senegal will lock horns in a battle of equals on 24th June when they take the field for the second time in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With Colombia and Poland being the other two sides with them in Group H, this game will be their best chance to get amongst the points at the World Cup. Takes will be Senegal’s first World Cup Appearance after 2002 and second overall. Japan, on the other hand, will be hoping to make their 6th appearance at the FIFA World Cup get counted.
Watching their team play at the biggest stage of football is always the ultimate dream of every football fan around the world. Sadio Mane has held the Senegal flag high on his shoulders so far, and fans will be turning up in huge numbers to see him carrying the baton ahead into the World Cup. It will be a must watch for all the Japanese fans as well as this will be their brightest chance of registering a victory in Russia. Here we are with the earliest coverage of the match covering up everything from the schedule to prediction.
Japan vs Senegal Live Stream
Fans will be able to enjoy the best quality broadcast of Japan taking on Senegal on their choice of the device easily. FOX Sports, beIN Sports, DirecTV, BBC, ITV, Canal+, TBS, Kwese Sports, SuperSport, Optus Sport, Sony LIV, and almost all other official broadcasters will be up with a live stream channel that will go expectedly on their websites and smartphone apps 10-30 minutes before the kick-off.
For all the fans who won’t have access to any of the channels above or don’t wish to watch on the channel available to them can easily get access to any of their desired channel via any VPN gateway available on the Internet. Sticky Bundles too have come to the forefront and will prove to be a great option for fans wishing to watch Japan vs Senegal without cable.
Time, Date and Venue for the match
The kick-off for the Group H game between Japan and Senegal is scheduled at 20:00 local time on 24th June 2018 at the Central Stadium in Yekaterinburg. The stadium was planned after Russia won the hosting rights and had been completed just months ago. The stadium is amongst the smaller venues for 2018 FIFA World Cup with a seating capacity of 35,000 and will host only four group stage games including this one.
Japan will be relying more on their experienced players including the likes of Shinji Okazaki and Shinji Kagawa. A significant chunk of Senegal’s hopes will remain pinned on Sadio Mane, the magician who has had some exceptional success with Liverpool this season. Problems for both sides lie in their defense and that is where Senegal hold the edge over Japan. Here is how the two sides may look like in their face off.
Kawashima (GK); Shoji, Nagatomo, Morishige, Makino; Yamaguchi, Hasebe, Kagawa; Okazaki, Kanazaki, Muto
N’Diaye (GK); Mbodji, Gassama, Souaré, Koulibaly; Kouyate, Ndiaye, N’Doyo; Mane, Diouf, Diédhiou
This will be the first match between the two sides.
Official TV Broadcast
It will be the second last game of round 2 of the group stage matches and will also be the second game of 24th June. The broadcast will commence soon after the game between England and Panama comes to an end. Fans in Japan will be able to enjoy their team take on Senegal on TBS. Senegalese fans will have to tune into Kwese Sports along with the other North African countries to enjoy the match. The match will be officially broadcasted on FOX Sports in America, on Sony ESPN in Asian Subcontinent, on beIN Sports in the Middle Eastern and North African countries along with a few European countries including France, on DirecTV in the Caribbean, and on Sky in all the Oceania countries.
The three points will be crucial for both sides to keep themselves alive in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Though Senegal holds the edge over their opponents, it will be a mistake to rule out Japan of the match. However, Japan’s recent results are nowhere near being pleasing with their defense managing only one clean sheet in their last six games. Senegal, on the other hand, has had quite a fantastic run barring their horrible defeat to Guinea in the qualifiers. Our final prediction calls for a win for the stronger looking Senegal with the final scoreline reading Senegal 1-0 Japan.