June 22, 2018 / 3:30 PM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Poland v Colombia

(Reuters) - Poland play Colombia in a World Cup Group H match on Sunday:

Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan

Capacity: 45,000

When: Sunday June 24, 2100 local (1800 GMT/1400 ET)

Referee: To be announced

Key stats:

* Colombia and Poland were expected to reach the knockout stage in a relatively weak group but both lost their opening matches to Japan and Senegal respectively, making a result imperative for both sides.

* Colombia coach Jose Pekerman will be tempted to rush James Rodriguez back into a starting role after he was eased in as a substitute against Japan while recovering from a muscle injury.

* Poland have never made it to the knockout rounds after conceding defeat in the first match at a World Cup, so they will need to defy history to advance in Russia.

* Poland will hope stalwart center back Kamil Glik can return to shore up a shaky defense after he returned to full training from a shoulder injury.

Previous meetings: The teams have never played a competitive match. Colombia won the last friendly between the two sides 2-1 in Chorzow, Poland in 2006.

Compiled By Ian Ransom; Editing; by Christian Radnedge

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