Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 Day 6: Senegal, Japan And Russia Emerge Victorious

Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 Day 6: Senegal, Japan And Russia Emerge Victorious

Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 Day 6: Senegal, Japan And Russia Emerge Victorious

Much of the second-half was a one-way traffic, with Japan making all the noise while Colombia were yet to come up with a real attacking move.

Police in Colombia have launched an investigation into a series of online death threats made against midfielder Carlos Sanchez, who was sent off only three minutes into his country's opening World Cup Group H game.

Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in group H yesterday to become the first Asian side to beat a South American one at the World Cup.

Shinji Kagawa scored from the resulting penalty to give Japan the lead.

Like Falcao, Poland's top striker Lewandowski arrived in Russian Federation with a point to prove following his mediocre display at the 2016 Euros.

He had three disappointing seasons at Real Madrid and the team eventually loaned him to rival Bayern Munich. Colombia's Juan Quintero equalized the score in the 39th minute while Japanese forward Yuya Osako secured Japan's 2-1 win in the 73rd minute.

Colombia football captain Radamel Falcao said on Thursday that their upcoming 2018 World Cup clash against Poland is crucial since both teams have not gained any points thus far.

Not only did these teams impress World Cup viewers - their fans did, too.

Princess Hisako of Takamada appeared Tuesday at Mordovia Arena in Saransk, where Japan beat Colombia 2-1, and waved to spectators.

According to the Japanese Embassy in Moscow, Takamado would also travel to Yekaterinburg to watch Japan play Senegal on Sunday and where she will take part in a seminar on traditional Kyudo archery.

"He spoiled this match for all of us with a stupid decision right after kickoff", said Juanfran Valdes, a 35-year-old supporter from Bogota.

Akira Nishino was only appointed as Japan coach in April, replacing Vahid Halilhodzic during a tumultuous build-up to their World Cup campaign. "No excuses for someone that destroys a World Cup opener".

Nearly 9,000 miles (14,000 kilometres) away, a pair of lions at the Santa Fe zoo in Medellin agreed with Olivia and backed Colombia to win - choosing a box made from the Colombian colours over Japan's, which they tore to pieces.

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