Going into the World Cup, Poland and Japan were separated by 53 places in the Fifa rankings. However, that list will have to be reworked after Poland’s two defeats ensured they will not progress beyond the group stages.
Poland v Japan: World Cup Group H conclusion
Japan need only a draw to advance to the knockout stages for the third time in their history. Poland, on the other hand, are playing to avoid their first ever World Cup without a point.