A draw against Poland will guarantee the Samurai Blue qualification from the group stage, while depending on other results, even defeat at the Volgograd Arena could grant the Japanese a spot in the Round of 16.
Poland boss Adam Nawalka said his players proved a point by coming out to win despite defeats to Colombia and Senegal having already seen them exit the competition.
Japan's time-wasting tactics at the World Cup have been widely condemned.
"It was an ultimate decision for me to make". They also played to a 2-2 draw on Sunday.
Senegal vs. Colombia - Football Match Report
Poland can't progress to the last-16 with the no 1 seed in the group having lost their first two games of the competition. Colombia's football association has said the players who faced Poland focused on "regenerative" work on Monday.
Colombia boost World Cup last-16 hopes by eliminating Poland
The team was overwhelmed in midfield and looked clueless in attack in another error-ridden display that resulted in an early exit. Robert Lewandowski's Poland lost their second match in a row and are in danger of being eliminated in the group stage.
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Senegal's six yellow cards to Japan's four ultimately cost the African side, which exits Russian Federation in disappointing circumstances.
Poland responded by creating their only significant chance of the first half with Kamil Grosicki seeing an excellent header clawed away from the bottom corner by Eiji Kawashima.
Nishino made six changes to the starting lineup ahead of the match, saying some of his players were worn out.
"It was for us more important for us to get into the next round than to win the match, " Japan midfielder Gotoku Sakai said. Scampering across his goal before diving, Kawashima clawed the ball to safety just before it had crossed the line.
Their main man, striker Robert Lewandowski, powered in 16 goals during the qualifiers - but failed to score in Russian Federation, ending his miserable tournament with another spurned chance against Japan.
Japan will go on to face the victor of the Belgium v England match in the Round of 16.
In their only previous meeting with an Asian team in the World Cup, Poland lost 2-0 against South Korea in 2002. Senegal became the first team ever eliminated by a new tiebreaker - number of yellow cards.
South Korea switched 4-1-4-1 when defending, but the skillful Mexicans knew how to exploit open space and dominate the midfield. Although the American team lost in their match against Sweden , their place was secured by the Korean team.
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Peru needs the result more, though neither side has anything to lose when they meet up to complete their time at the World Cup. It's last World Cup victory was a 4-1 result against Iran in the first round of the 1978 tournament in Argentina.
Gimenez has returned to training and could be available to play against Portugal and his familiar Real Madrid adversary. Suarez's Uruguay come up against Ronaldo and Portugal in the last 16 of the World Cup in Sochi Sunday (AEST).
However, those worries will be squashed as he is believed to have been back training and is expected to play against Costa Rica . Costa Rica had just three shots in this match, with all of those coming in the opening 15 minutes.
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Uruguay have finished as first round group winners for the fifth time, having done so previously in 1930, 1950, 1954 and 2010. It got worse for the home side when a Diego Laxalt effort from 25 yards was deflected in by Denis Cheryshev .
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World Cup match report Mexico v Sweden 27 June 2018
The Swedes went through to the knockout rounds as the unlikely winners of Group F , taking the beaten Mexicans with them. Captain Andreas Granqvist puts the ball beyond the reach of Guillermo Ochoa to double the advantage for his side.
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Mexico defeats South Korea, close to 16
They are on an eight-match winless run at World Cup finals but coach Shin Tae-yong was pleased with the endeavour of his team. Mexico were quick out of the traps in the opening half, pressing forward and passing well around the Korean team.
Iceland's destiny in their own hands against Croatia
To reach the last 16 on their World Cup debut, Iceland must beat the Croatians and hope Nigeria fail to beat Argentina . For Argentina to pull that off, Messi's teammates need to take the pressure off Messi.
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