1 – Colombia won their only previous World Cup match against an Asian team by beating the United Arab Emirates 2-0 in 1990.
1 – Japan have scored just one goal in their last three World Cup matches.
2 – Colombia have won two matches at a World Cup for the first time in their history.
3 – Japan have failed to win any of their three previous World Cup matches versus South American sides. They lost 1-0 to Argentina in 1998, 4-1 to Brazil in 2006 and drew 0-0 with Paraguay before losing on penalties in the round of 16 four years ago.
3 – Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado has recorded 3 assists in Colombia’s first two games.
4 – James Rodríguez has scored in each of his last four appearances for Colombia.
17% – Japan have won only 2 of their 12 World Cup matches outside of Japan.
38 – At the age of 38 years and 163 days, Mario Yepes is the oldest player in the tournament.
43 – Faryd Mondragón would become the oldest player in World Cup history by making an appearance in this tournament.
101 – Mario Yepes will make his 101st appearance for Colombia should he play against Japan.