Colombia vs. Japan, 2014 World Cup: TV schedule and kickoff time

Paul Gilham

Colombia will look to top their group with three wins out of three when they face Japan, who are fighting for survival.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

Colombia 4, Japan 1: Samurai Blue exit in disappointment

So far Colombia have more or less lived up to the expectations that were placed upon them in Brazil, earning two wins over Greece and the Ivory Coast to secure their progress into the knockout stages.

Only a significant goal swing in favour of the Ivory Coast in their game against Greece and a loss to Japan will prevent Colombia from finishing top of the group, so while they may take the opportunity to rest players, they will still want to make it three wins out of three over Japan.

In contrast, the Samurai Blue have been disappointing and will need to defeat Colombia and hope Greece prevail over the Ivory Coast in order to make it out of their group. Second place could throw up a tie against Costa Rica for the first knockout round, which all of the teams in the group would feel they have a chance of winning.

Match Date/Time: Tuesday, June 24, 4 p.m. ET

Venue: Arena Pantanal, Cuiabá

TV: ESPN (U.S. English), Univision, ESPN Deportes (U.S. Spanish), BBC3 (U.K.), Sportsnet World/Regional (Canada), DirecTV (Colombia), TV Asahi (Japan)

U.S. Announcers: Daniel Mann, Taylor Twellman

Online: WatchESPN (U.S.), BBC iPlayer (U.K.), CBC Live Streaming (Canada)

Listings via LiveSoccerTV

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