Japanese fans tidy up stadium after win over Colombia

27 June, 2018, 03:51 | Author: Isabel Grant
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It gives Senegal a great chance of progressing from Group H as underdogs, with Japan also winning against group favourites Colombia.

After less than 200 seconds of their opening match, Colombia were down to ten men when Carlos Sanchez handled Shinji Kagawa's goal-bound effort and was not only sent off, but conceded a penalty from which Kagawa put Japan ahead.

Recall that at the last world cup in 2014 in Brazil, Japan lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife.

Japan did what no other Asian team had ever done at a World Cup - beat a South American squad on the biggest stage in soccer.

Russia's place in the round of 16 will be assured if Uruguay wins or draws against the Saudis on Wednesday.

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Japanese fans, celebrating a 2-1 win over Colombia, even brought their own plastic sacks with them. The goals were also scored by M'baye Niang on the 60th minute and Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak on the 86th minute.

Kane got England out of jail with an injury-time victor at the Volgograd Arena to ensure Gareth Southgate's side claimed all three points from their opening Group G game.England had nearly paid a heavy price for missing a slew of first-half chances when Tunisia's Ferjani Sassi slotted home a softly-awarded penalty 20 minutes before half-time.

And Egyptian defender Ahmed Fathi also scored an own-goal to put his side 1-0 down against Russian Federation, taking the total number of own-goals at this tournament to five, already second only to France 1998 when there were six.

The World Cup 2018 Twitter page published video of the sweet gesture, saying that it was "the best thing you will see today". Two games will be held in Group B: Portugal will face Morocco at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium at 15:00 Moscow time, while Spain will take on Iran in Kazan at 21:00 Moscow time.

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