Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has questioned Senegal's defence and believes the Samurai Blue can "fool" the Africans in their match on Sunday.
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Japan will look to further explore their attacking potential when they face Senegal in a battle of the surprise contenders in Group H.
Supporters were filmed collecting trash and organising into neat piles to help the stadium staff in their clean-up operation.
Colombia's Jose Pekerman said the shock 2-1 loss to Japan will be a "bitter memory" but he vowed their stamina and nerve will still serve them well.
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman got it wrong as his side suffered against Japan. If Colombia are to advance, they need their top talent in tandem.
Carlos Sanchez was dismissed for handball as Japan won the penalty from which Shinji Kagawa gave them the lead.
An unprecedented number of shock results have characterised the first round of games at the 2018 World Cup. Here are some notable numbers.
After Japan stunned 10-man Colombia and Senegal saw off Poland, Mohamed Salah starts for Egypt vs. hosts Russia.
Colombia talisman James Rodriguez, the sensation of the last World Cup, is a doubtful starter for Tuesday's Group H opener against Japan in Saransk.
Japan claimed their first victory of the year on Tuesday, coming from behind to beat Paraguay 4-2 and boost morale a week before their opener.
Switzerland striker Haris Seferovic gave his morale a needed boost scoring for his team in a 2-0 win against Japan on Friday.
A late change in coach, a poor run of form and a serious lack of confidence has many Japan fans worried about the 2018 World Cup.
Brazil didn't go far in 2006 but for one night in Dortmund, the samba did come to town.
Takuma Asano of Arsenal and Leeds United's Yosuke Ideguchi were among the players cut as Japan confirmed their 23-man squad for the World Cup.
Four of Asia's five representatives started the final phase of preparations for the World Cup. But what did we learn?