Colombia have to be careful of Senegal, Cuadrado speaks ahead of World Cup showdown

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Julian Finney
The attacker wants his outfit to tread cautiously ahead of their group decider on Thursday

Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado is preaching caution ahead of their last Group H fixture against Senegal on Thursday. 

Currently third on the table, the South Americans have a must-win clash on their hands as nothing short of three points will take them to the round of 16.

They come into the game on the back of a 2-1 opening day reversal to Japan and a 3-0 triumph over bottom-placed Poland.

"We have to be careful because they are a great team," Cuadrado, who fetched Los Cafeteros' third goal in the victory over Poland, said. 

"Not only do they run - they're also very good technically.

"The last [few] days, we have been working to see what is the best plan to go and find the best result."

Senegal are expected to provide a stern challenge as defeat could send them packing from the World Cup. 

After 2-1 victory over Poland, the Teranga Lions were held to a 2-2 stalemate by group leaders Japan, leaving the West Africans second on the log with just a point above Colombia. 

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Los Cafeteros, who played at the World Cup for the first time in 1962, are hoping to better their quarter-final berth achieved in Brazil four years ago. It remains their best ever finish at the tournament.

Russia 2018 marks their sixth appearance at the global fiesta.

 

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