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 By Reuters

Japan's Keisuke Honda believes team can 'fool' Senegal in Group H meeting

Japan's Keisuke Honda admits beating Senegal will be tough but believes they can expose their weaknesses.

KAZAN, Russia -- Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has questioned Senegal's defence and believes the Samurai Blue can "fool" the Africans with a crafty game in their World Cup Group H clash on Sunday.

Japan, who are level with Senegal on three points, are seeking their second victory in Russia after starting with a 2-1 win over 10-man Colombia.

"We understand what their strengths are but will be looking to exploit their weaknesses," the 32-year-old told Japanese reporters at the team's base in Kazan...

 By Reuters

Stern Senegal and jubilant Japan lock horns in battle of surprise group leaders

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Chairs and benches were thrown among Poland and Senegal fans during their World Cup Group H opener.
Japan and Senegal surprised the two favourites in Group H, Colombia and Poland, while Russia closed in on the last 16 with a win over Egypt.
ESPN FC's Stewart Robson feels Japan should've dominated 10-man Colombia, but did just enough in the second half to earn a win in their Group H opener.
Colombia's Carlos Sanchez was the first player sent off at the 2018 World Cup, as Yuya Osako won it late for Japan in their Group H opener.
Day six of the World Cup and Anthony Richardson and Ian Fiveankles look ahead to the final matches of Group H, whether the first Cruyff turn will ever be eclipsed and what player's they have for their anti-fantasy football teams.

Japan will look to further explore their attacking potential when they face Senegal in a battle of the surprise contenders to advance to the knockout stage from Group H on Sunday.

The Blue Samurai have largely worked on keeping things tight at the back since head coach Akira Nishino took over from the sacked Vahid Halilhodzic in April but saw their attack shift gears in Tuesday's 2-1 win over 10-man Colombia in Saransk.

"We had to start by building the base, which is defence," midfielder Genki Haraguchi...