Japan lose but qualify because of fewer bookings than Senegal

Japan lose but qualify because of fewer bookings than Senegal

Although Japan lost to a 59th-minute goal scored by Jan Bednarek and were "out" of the tournament for around 16 minutes, news of Yerry Mina's 74th-minute goal for Colombia against Senegal which saw Japan into the last 16 on fair play rules clearly filtered through. Starting at this year's tournament, disciplinary records - known as fair play - were added by Federation Internationale de Football Association as a tiebreaker.

M: Tunisia well in control of this game now, and they'll be targeting that first World Cup win since 1978 in Argentina!

The goal left Japan suddenly facing the prospect of elimination from the tournament depending on results elsewhere.

The first half started at full speed with both sides breaking down the field counter-attacking.

Having opened his Russian Federation 2018 account with the second of Brazil's two late goals in Friday's 2-0 win over Costa Rica, Neymar was again impressive.After the tearful emotion of Saint Petersburg, Neymar cut a more joyful figure after this win, blowing kisses to the crowd as the five-time champions celebrated.

Japan made it through Group H in second place thanks to their players having been shown four yellow cards, two fewer than Senegal, who were eliminated, meaning there will be no African representatives in the knockout phase.

"We deserved this. We played to our best strengths and today our mentality is the same".

Poland were relieved to have restored some pride by eking out a win but they finished at the bottom of the group as one of the tournament's biggest disappointments. Scampering across his goal before diving, Kawashima clawed the ball to safety just before it had crossed the line.

Instagram adds life to 'Stories', users can now add soundtracks
This resolves a common user complaint regarding the inability to record an Instagram story while playing music from another app. Once you have finalised the song , you can fast-forward and rewind through the track to choose the right part for your story.

Colombia has 45 minutes to shoot its way into the World Cup's knockout stage, and it will have to do it without James Rodriguez.

Perhaps seeking to guarantee fresher legs in the next round, head coach Akira Nishino made six changes to his team and the gamble nearly backfired spectacularly.

Robert Lewandowski then had a chance to put Poland ahead 2-0 - a result that would have allowed Senegal to advance - in the 74th minute after a swift counterattack but his effort flew over the bar.

A chorus of whistles and howls from the 42,189 spectators sent the teams from the pitch in Volgograd after a farcical end to their final Group H match.

The Poles won their first ever World Cup game against an Asian opponent after losing 2-0 in the group stages against South Korea in 2002. "We want to change it tomorrow".

With Poland already eliminated and Colombia booking their ticket with the defeat of Senegal, it came down to a technicality to decide the runners-up in the group.

Colombia know a win in Samara will see them progress to the last 16.

Japan will play the winners of Group G - either England or Belgium - in Rostov-on-Don on Monday July 2.

Related Articles

  • Ronaldo can’t beat Uruguay on his own - Portugal coach

    Ronaldo can’t beat Uruguay on his own - Portugal coach

    However, they have lost their last three games in the World Cup knockout stages (one goal scored, five conceded). The squad is fully fit and nobody is suspended, but boss Fernando Santos has some big decisions to make.
    Priyanka Chopra Said the Cutest Thing About Nick Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra Said the Cutest Thing About Nick Jonas

    Priyanka Chopra and beau Nick Jonas were spotted at the Mumbai airport on Wednesday as they returned from their Goa vacation. If reports are to be believed, Priyanka might exchange rings with Jonas by the end of July or in the first week of August.
    Israeli missiles hit weapons depot near Damascus airport: monitor

    Israeli missiles hit weapons depot near Damascus airport: monitor

    The Syrian army moved to liberate rebel-held areas in the south after completely securing the capital Damascus. Most of the displaced headed south, to areas close to the Jordanian border, according to the Observatory.
  • Brilliant Cavani brace earns Uruguay win over Portugal

    Suarez fires the ball past the Portugal wall but Rui Patricio leaps to his left to save the ball. 65 - Portugal subs now. Suarez nearly doubled the lead from a free-kick midway through the first half that forced a good save from Rui Patricio.
    Mexico's reward for World Cup collapse is a date with Brazil

    Mexico's reward for World Cup collapse is a date with Brazil

    Sweden were also incensed by the reaction of two German team officials to the goal, accusing them of "rubbing it in". This victory locks the first place in the group for Sweden , as they qualify for the second round.
    Melania Trump Returns to U.S.-Mexico Border Following Jacket Uproar

    Melania Trump Returns to U.S.-Mexico Border Following Jacket Uproar

    Similar to her visit to Tucson, the first lady took part in a round table where she heard from officials at the Phoenix facility. Southwest Key is a nonprofit that runs 26 immigrant shelter facilities for children across Texas, Arizona and California.
  • Lionel Messi not running the show, says Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli

    Lionel Messi not running the show, says Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli

    If you've watched their three games you know what they've shown so far means you can't include them in the top five or six. He is such a pure Barcelona product but with Argentina right now Messi's in a mess. "I always give my best at my club".
    LeBron James Texted Kevin Durant About Coming to LA

    LeBron James Texted Kevin Durant About Coming to LA

    Rumors about his next move are abounding, with many suggesting he's plotting a move to the Los Angeles Lakers . Even for a cap wizard like Daryl Morey, unrestricted free agency makes signing James almost impossible.
    Drake finally confirms fathering a child with French adult-film star

    Drake finally confirms fathering a child with French adult-film star

    A previous posthumous duet, "Love Never Felt So Good", came out in 2014 between Jackson and pop star Justin Timberlake. In one song he seems to reveal that he has only seen his son once, and that the boy was born in October.
  • Jordan Spieth stumbles, Rory McIlroy in hunt at PGA Travelers C'ship

    Jordan Spieth stumbles, Rory McIlroy in hunt at PGA Travelers C'ship

    Johnson surged into the lead with his 63, thanks to eight birdies and six birdies in a row from the 11th hole to the 16th hole. Day knows he needs a red-hot score today, and the good news for him is that he could be shooting even lower.
    When is the Fortnite Playground LTM coming back?

    When is the Fortnite Playground LTM coming back?

    Epic developers took to reddit to explain what Fornite's latest LTM needs, and why it's proved such a strain on the server. Epic claims the matchmaking problems are over, although we're still experiencing issues on PS4 and Xbox One.
    Ambanis throw party for Akash-Shloka

    Ambanis throw party for Akash-Shloka

    The "saas" of the bride-to-be took our breath away with her elegant moves on Shubhaarambh from the film Kai Po Che. . Sister Diya Mehta Jatia and sister-in-law Isha Ambani , too dressed up in the designers' ensembles for the function.