Japan lose but qualify because of fewer bookings than Senegal

It is just Senegal's second appearance at the tournament, after reaching the quarter-finals on their debut in 2002, and they need a point to secure a place in the last 16 against Jose Pekerman's side (5pm kick-off).

England managed only two shots on goal and earned just 47 percent of possession.

So how do we know that Grosicki was the player he meant to bring off for Blaszcyskowski?

Belgium now face Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday while England play Colombia in Moscow on Tuesday in the knockout phase. "It's a shame that this has worked against us".

When the fair play rule is used as a tie breaker, the side with less bookings advances to the next round. The second-place team would have to face Colombia, a tough opponent, but would get the victor of Switzerland and Sweden in the quarters.

Idrissa Gueye and Salif Sane were carded against Poland, Youssouf Sabaly, Mbaye Niang and Cheikh Ndoye were booked versus Japan, before Niang saw yellow again against the Colombians.

Japan advanced as group runner up, with two less yellow cards (four to six) in the tournament.




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Here's the goal, a thundering header by Yerry Mina in the 74th minute, that won Group H for Colombia.

It was a crushing blow to the Senegalese who had been the better side for most of the game and had a penalty award overturned in the first half after a VAR review.

Indeed, they made a point of tossing things off entirely by keeping the ball in their own defensive line while Poland, already out, were equally content to idle in their own half.

Aliou Cisse's team finished with the same number of points, same goal difference and goals scored as their Asian rivals in Group H - the first three deciders of ranking in the pools. This tiebreaker is making its debut at the 2018 World Cup.

Poland created this mess by taking the lead in the 59th minute on a free kick goal by Jan Bednarek.

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