With Colombia already qualified, Victor Ibarbo and Teofilo Gutierrez have been withdrawn from the forward positions in favour of Adrian Ramos and Jackson Martinez.
James Rodriguez is also rested in favour of Juan Quintero, although Juan Cuadrado and Fredy Guarin still start. There is also a start for wonderkid Eder Balanta in defence.
Japan, meanwhile, opt to play Yoshito Okubu up front, supported by Shinji Kagawa, Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda. Japan must win to stand a chance of going through, but even then they will depend on other results going their way.
Japan starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Eiji Kawashima, Yuto Nagatomo, Maya Yoshida, Yasuyuki Konno, Matsuko Uchida; Makoto Hasebe, Toshihiro Aoyama; Shinji Kagawa, Shinji Okazaki, Keisuke Honda, Yoshito Okubo.