Algeria clinched their first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years, and the country's first on foreign soil, having lifted the trophy as hosts in 1990.
Senegal last reached the title decider 17 years ago, when current coach Aliou Cisse captained a team beaten on penalties by Cameroon in Mali.
Algeria will take on Sadio Mane's Senegal for the title on July 19, in a repeat of a group stage clash they won 1-0.
Sadio Mane says helping Liverpool win the Champions League was special, but his "absolute dream" is parading the Africa Cup of Nations trophy
James Rodriguez walked back in the 31st minute of last Thursday's game against Senegal after he felt muscular discomfort and went directly to the locker room to be checked by the Colombian medical team.
Japan advanced to a last-16 tie against Belgium as Akira Nishino's team received two fewer bookings across their three group games than the six picked up by Senegal.
With six yellow cards in three group games, Senegal were eliminated because Japan had only been issued four, leaving Africa without a representative in the last 16.
Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal.
FIFA World Cup 2018, Highlights, Senegal vs Colombia: Colombia beat Senegal 1-0 to qualify for the last 16
Senegal and Colombia would be hoping for a Round of 16 berth from Group H.
Both Senegal and Colombia are strong contenders for a Round of 16 slot from Group H.
Senegal coach Cisse hopes that Mane can be the difference, on what promises to be a nerve-wracking final round of matches on Thursday.
Japan and Senegal have four points after two World Cup games.
FIFA World Cup 2018, Highlights, Japan vs Senegal: Both teams shared a point each as an exciting Group H tie ended in a 2-2 draw.
In today's matches, England will take on Panama; Japan on Senegal; while Colombia on Poland.
Japan on Tuesday became the first ever Asian nation to beat South American opposition at a World Cup when they pipped Colombia 2-1.
The Asian giants' win against Colombia was one of the biggest surprises of the ongoing mega event and the Akira Nishino-coached side will be eager to dish out yet another spirited show.