Japan vs. Poland live stream: Watch World Cup online

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Japan and Poland conclude World Cup Group H play in Russia with a showdown in Saransk on June 28. Here’s all the info you need to watch.

First Japan surprised an undermanned Colombia squad in their opener. Then Japan pulled off a late equalizer in their second match against Senegal to stay level atop Group H. The Asian side have been both skilled and lucky at this year’s World Cup, and they will hope to keep the luck going against Poland. Japan need a draw or better from this match to secure advancement to the round of 16.

Getting that point should be little trouble for a side that rank in the top quartile of passing at this year’s World Cup. Japan are among the 10 best passing teams, stringing together an average of more than 220 successful passes per match. The man-up win over Colombia didn’t say much, but the comeback from two deficits against Senegal showed Japan’s resolve.

Poland, meanwhile, has only the pride of walking away with at least some points to show for the effort in Russia. The Polish World Cup effort through two matches included an own goal to kick off the tournament in a 2-1 defeat to Senegal. Then Poland followed that up with a 3-0 shutout defeat against a determined Colombia side.

The issue for Poland so far this tournament has been shot generation. Poland’s offense has generated just 10 shots per game, with only one coming inside the six-yard box and 40 percent of them coming outside the penalty area altogether. Getting better looks will be critical against a disciplined Japanese defense.

This match will simulcast alongside the other Group H matchup between Senegal and Colombia. Here’s how you can catch the action on the final day of group stage action at the 2018 World Cup.

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The World Cup match between Japan and Poland will be broadcast live on FS1. Live streaming is available on FOX Sports, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the FOX Sports app.

Date: Thursday, June 28
Start time: 10 a.m. ET
Location: Volgograd, Russia
Stadium: Volgograd Arena
TV Info: FS1
Live Stream: FOX Sports, Fubo.TV

Takashi Inui has dominated the left flank for Japan in the 4-2-3-1 employed by the squad. Closing down Inui will be the duty of Polish right-back Lukasz Piszczek, who already faltered in similar duty against Sadio Mane and James Rodriguez.

After their stylish displays in the first two matches of the World Cup, Japan should pull off another positive result in Volgograd. Already relegated to the basement of the Group H table, Poland will need to execute a perfect counter-attacking game plan if they hope to secure just a point against the Japanese on the final day of group action.