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Rob Edwards 30 Jun, 2017 Present
Rob Smith 28 Aug, 2015 30 Jun, 2017
Steve Kittrick 22 Dec, 2014 27 Aug, 2015
Liam Watson 03 May, 2013 21 Dec, 2014
Andy Sinton 26 May, 2010 31 Jan, 2013
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Match in Focus

13:00 TODAY BBC1

Colombia v Japan

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Discounting 2002 when they had home advantage, Japan have played 13 matches at the World Cup finals and won just twice
Expert verdict
There has been chaos in the Japanese ranks with a late change of manager not helping their World Cup plans and they don't look ready to take on classy Colombia. The South Americans were quarter-finalists four years ago and anything like that kind of form should be too hot for Japan.