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02 Russia
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03 Saudi Arabia
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03 Iran
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1
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01 France
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2
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02 Denmark
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03 Peru
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01 Croatia
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9
02 Argentina
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03 Nigeria
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1
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2
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02 Switzerland
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02 Mexico
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03 Korea Republic
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2
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01 Belgium
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7
9
02 England
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2
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1
5
6
03 Tunisia
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1
0
2
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3
04 Panama
3
0
0
3
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01 Colombia
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2
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1
3
6
02 Japan
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1
1
1
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03 Senegal
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1
1
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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Japan Advance Via Fair Play Rule, Despite Loss

2018 World Cup Report: Japan v Poland 28 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 28, 2018 05:55 PM

2018 World Cup 

Result: Japan 0-1 Poland

Date: 28 June 2018

Venue: Volgograd Arena

Japan advanced to the round of the 16 at the 2018 World Cup, despite losing to Poland in their final Group H clash on Thursday.

The Japanese showed promise in the early stages of the encounter, with Shinji Okazaki and Yoshinori Muto going close in the opening 15 minutes.

However, nothing could separate the sides as Poland, who were already eliminated, showed no real attacking intent in the final third.

Poland had to wait until the 32nd minute for a chance as Bartosz  Bereszynski picked out Kamil Grosicki, who met the cross with a header that was palmed away by goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.

Unfortunately, that proved to be the final effort at goal from both sides in the half as Japan were happy to sit back, knowing a point will see them progress.

After a quiet start to the half, Poland broke the deadlock on 60 minutes as Jan Bednarek turned home Rafal Kurzawa's free-kick.

Japan responded by withdrawing Takashi Usami for Takashi Inui, who was on target in the 2-2 draw with Senegl.

Poland squandered a big chance to double their lead on 74 minutes when Grosicki picked out Robert Lewandowski, who fired over the crossbar from close range.

Nevertheless, Japan were unable to find an equaliser in the closing stages as Poland held on for the win.

Despite the loss, Japan still progressed to the next round on the Fair Play rule, having accumulated less yellow cards than Senegal, who boasted an identical goal-difference and goals score record.


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What a World Cup!! STATISTICS 32 matches played 80 goals scored already 0 Goalless Draws Top scorer 5 goals of 2 matches 2nd placed Scorer Likaku has scored a double brace from open play While top scorer Kane & Co-second top-scorer Ronaldo have both scored a hatric each save to say they scored their hatrics witj spotkicks It’s beautiful all round The only downside it’s Africa’s fortunes with Morocco, Egypt & Tunisia already dumped out of the last 16 With Nigeria & Senegal sitting pretty much on the edge
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Mmhhh! Senegal is in trouble on their next game I'm telling u. Colombia!!
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Africans its difficult . End of the road
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Africans its difficult . End of the road
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Best African country sofar on World cup, unlike those Arabs let them knocked out they said they dnt belong to Africa. Nigeria 3-2 AgentMessi
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Africans its difficult . End of the road
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Senegal can still reach the play-offs, but defensively they were poor today..........BIG improvement needed and goalkeeper is suspect........
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@Ben_Stokes_101 There r qualifiers and play offs where countries fight to play in the ultimate(Final) tornament where a winner is crowned the overall winner..
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Waitsiii Senegal disappointed us defensively
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Waitsii Senegal is goalkeeper-less and defense-less
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Has anyone noticed that it's called FiFa World Cup Finals but it's still group stages... Anyone care to explain???
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blackmeteor Jun 24, 2018 06:36 PM
Poor goal keeping costing Senegal
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blackmeteor Jun 24, 2018 06:28 PM
They are awake again!!!!! 2-1!!!!!!!!!!!
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blackmeteor Jun 24, 2018 06:22 PM
Japan turning and turning the screws .........a REALLY well coached and disciplined team. Senegalese brothers need to wake up...............
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Yooh these Japanese shorties can run all day without tiring
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Mxm...
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Halala!!!

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