Senegal's midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye (front C) is comforted by a teammate at the end of the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Senegal and Colombia at the Samara Arena in Samara on June 28, 2018.

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

The Lions of Teranga upset the odds to advance to the quarter-finals of their first World Cup back in 2002, qualifying from a group that included Denmark, Uruguay, and holders France.

For the winning team in Group G, the second-placed side from Group H will be up next, while the victor of Brazil against Mexico awaits in the quarter-final.

Japan coach Akira Nishino said he didn't intend to settle for a 1-0 defeat to Poland that saw his team nevertheless advance to the World Cup round of 16, calling his reliance on their fair play fortune "a very tough and risky situation". The move almost backfired when Japan lost 1-0 to Poland, but Colombia did the Japanese a huge favor by beating Senegal 1-0 to knock out the Senegalese and put Japan in the round of 16.

A goal to Senegal in the other match would have changed the picture completely, but it wasn't to be and Japan limped into the knockout rounds.

Senegal's elimination confirmed Africa's worst performance since the 1982 World Cup in Spain, when the continent last failed to get a team past the first round.

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Cisse, however, said he was not lamenting his players' bookings.

The Japanese edged out Senegal to finish second based on their Fair Play record - Japan have minus-four points compared to minus six for Senegal. This tiebreaker is making its debut at the 2018 World Cup.

Neither Japan nor Poland made an effort to win the match after hearing about Mina's goal over in Samara.

Japan was able to avert another goal, but it wasn't easy.

What ensued was a farcical game of anti-football, with Japan passing the ball sideways in their own half and already-eliminated Poland showing little interest in trying to increase their lead. He was the Whoscored.com Man of the Match with an 8.45 rating.

With the two sides having drawn 2-2 in their group fixture, meaning their head-to-head record was also level, it then went to the next deciding parameter - fair play.


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