James Rodriguez is injured and misses Colombia's opener against Japan, then Robert Lewandowski makes his first appearance of the tournament. And then the second round of group matches begins with Egypt playing Russia.
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Colombia talisman James Rodriguez, the sensation of the last World Cup, is a doubt to start Tuesday's Group H opener against Japan in Saransk.
Rodriguez, the top scorer in Brazil 2014 with six goals in five matches, missed a training session in Kazan on Friday because of muscle fatigue, with his left calf has reportedly been troubling him.
The 26-year-old trained at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Monday but his state of fitness was still unclear.
"We are waiting to see what the doctors will say...