Yerry Mina Goal Sends Colombia Past Senegal, into World Cup Knockout Stage

28 June, 2018, 20:39 | Author: Isabel Grant
  • Senegal will play against Colombia in their final group game

Colombia secured their passage to the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Senegal which simultaneously eliminated the Africans via the fair-play rule.

Senegal and Colombia have faced each other just once before, in a friendly in May 2014, with Colombia taking a 2-0 lead into half-time, only to concede two goals in the second half.

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Even more gallingly, it would have all been so different had they taken their chances in Samara.

Referee Milorad Mazic pointed to the spot in the 18th minute after Sadio Mane went down in the Colombia area but reversed his decision after a video review showed Davinson Sanchez got the ball in his tackle.

Given the high-stakes nature of Senegal vs. Colombia, we're picking a draw between these two cautious and capable sides. From the resultant corner, Ospina had to dive on the ball ahead of Mane after Mina's attempted clearance had deflected back towards goal.

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Senegal: Khadim N'Diaye (7), Gassama (6), Sane, (6) Koulibaly (7), Sabaly (6), Sarr (5), Kouyate (6), Gueye (7), Mane (6), Balde (6), Niang (6). They must also must also back and wonder how they failed to beat Japan, despite having created more than twice as many chances as their Asian opponents.

The Colombians were forced into an early change and brought on Luis Muriel for James Rodriguez on 30 minutes. Colombia will play the runner-up of that group a day later. As the legendary Didier Drogba had told the BBC beforehand, all of the continent's football fans had rallied behind Cisse's side: "I want them to go through".

Defeat for Senegal eliminated them at the group stage in their first World Cup appearance since 2002, and left Africa without a representative in the knockout stages.

"I think we have to focus on getting three points rather than make calculations". It means there is no African country in the knockout rounds of the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. At this cruel, unforgiving level, you have to be effective at both ends of the field and they came up agonisingly short in both regards.

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