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 France’s  and Argentina’s  Lionel Messi whose teams will meet in the last  16 clash on Saturday. Photograph: Simon Christophe/AFP/Getty

A lot of the talk at this World Cup has been about big teams underperforming and, believe me, I know all about that. In 2002 we went into the first (...)

Yerry Mina of Colombia scores his team’s goal during the World Cup Group H match against Senegal at Samara Arena. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Senegal 0 Colombia 1 It was the moment that Colombia had prayed for and, when it came, the release of emotion was overwhelming. South America’s secon(...)

Keisuke Honda scores Japan’s second goal against Senegal. Photograph: Andrew Coulridge/Reuters

Japan 2 Senegal 2 Japan have brought their oldest ever squad to a World Cup and all that experience counted for something as they summoned the spirit(...)

 Senegal’s M’Baye Niang goes past Poland’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and defender Jan Bednarek  on the way to scoring their second goal in the Group H game at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow. Photograph:  Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Poland 1 Senegal 2 Aliou Cissé broke down in tears in front of his Senegal players a few days ago. The manager had simply been overcome by what it al(...)

A postage stamp with the image of Poland captain Robert Lewandowski. Photograph: Leszek Szymanski/EPA

The Matches Group H Colombia v Japan (Saransk, 1pm) Betting: Colombia 4/6, Japan 9/4, Draw 3/1 Group H Poland v Senegal (Spartak Stadium, 4pm)&(...)

James Rodriguez’s volley against Uruguay in the 2014 World Cup was a particular highlight. Photo: Felipe Dana - Pool/Getty Images

Colombia 40-1 Poland 50-1 Senegal 150-1 Japan 200-1 The contenders Colombia lit up the tournament four years ago with James Rodriguez bursting onto (...)

Egyptian fans watch the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool in Cairo. Mohamed Salah suffered a  shoulder injury in the game that could limit his involvment in Russia. Photograph: Getty Images

Pélé tends to be the man most commonly associated with the prediction that an African country would win the World Cup by the end of the 20th century, (...)

Sadio Mane is the Senegal superstar as they head for just their second ever World Cup. Photo: Getty Images

Senegal (150-1) Who are they? Since their stunning World Cup debut in 2002, Senegal have failed to qualify for another tournament until now. They ha(...)