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

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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