FIFA World Cup 2018 Group H
Poland (ranked 8th in the world) and Colombia (ranked 16th) were on paper the strongest teams in this group but events quickly showed that nothing could be taken for granted. Senegal were appearing for the first time since 2002 while Japan were in the finals for the sixth time in a row.
For the first time teams' disciplinary records came into consideration if two or more sides finished level on points and goal difference and with the same number of goals scored. This new rule was used to decide the runners-up position in Group H.