Colombia through to last 16 with 1-0 win, Senegal out

Elena Summers
June 28, 2018

Davinson Sanchez came to Colombia's rescue several times before the break, although the Tottenham Hotspur defender's first major contribution initially saw him concede a penalty to Senegal on 18 minutes.

Both Senegal and Japan, who were beaten 1-0 by Poland on Thursday, finished the group with four points and an identical record in all other respects.

Group G's top two England and Belgium await Colombia and Japan in the last 16, with Senegal unfortunate to be knocked out by the slimmest of margins.

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).

Subs used: Muriel (6), Lerma (6), Borja (n/a).

Getty ImagesGroup H is set to bring a wild end to the group stage of the 2018 World Cup - here's every scenario for how things could shake out between Japan, Colombia, and Senegal as they battle for the final two spots in the knockout round.


The South Americans had the first shot on target after Juan Quintero's free-kick earned them a corner.

The first flashpoint came soon after when Sanchez stretched in the box to thwart Mane, referee Milorad Mazic pointing to the spot but then overturning the decision when replays revealed a fine recovery tackle.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup lives of Senegal and Colombia are on the line.

Yerry Mina's 74th-minute header at the Samara Arena this afternoon turned Group H on its head with Japan also going through as runners-up despite losing 1-0 to Poland.

Colombia secure their passage to the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Senegal, who miss out on qualification to Japan on the fair-play rule.

After his display in their last match against Poland, Colombian hopes had again been pinned on the shoulders of Rodríguez, who had spearheaded their run to the last quarterfinals four years ago. The Barcelona defender won seven aerial duels, made the same number of clearances and had a 91 per cent pass completion rate, too.

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