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Japan vs. Colombia, 2014 World Cup: Live coverage and score updates

Colombia topped Group C with a perfect record after smashing Japan 4-1.

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Martinez brace sees Colombia knock out Japan

Colombia prevailed over Japan with a ruthless performance to make it three wins out of three games in their group.

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Jackson Martinez makes it 2-1 Colombia

Japan put themselves back into position to potentially qualify for the knockout round with Shinji Okazaki's equalizer in first half stoppage time, but they're back in a hole. James Rodriguez was brought on at halftime for Colombia and has already made his mark, setting up a goal for Jackson Martinez.

Japan now need at least two goals to get into a position to qualify for the next round. If scores stand, Colombia and Greece will progress.

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Japan has a lifeline

With literally the last touch of the first half, Shinji Okazaki has fired Japan level with Colombia, 1-1. The Japanese still have a lot of work left to do, but they'll be through if the result in the Ivory Coast-Greece game holds and they can score another goal.

That's a pretty amazing header.

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Colombia rotate squad for Japan clash

Colombia rotate their squad as they face Japan in the final game of the group, with the Colombians already qualified and the Samurai Blue fighting for their lives.

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Group C still open as Colombia face Japan

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

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Can Japan finally come alive against Colombia?

Japan head into their final group game needing to beat table-topping Colombia to stand any chance of progressing.

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