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World Cup group H: Colombia and Japan through, Senegal out

Group H results and final standings

Group H 2018 World Cup guide Poland Senegal Colombia Japan - Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia and Japan are through to the World Cup round of 16 but it was heartbreak for Senegal who miss out because of the fair play conduct rule.

Colombia finished top of group H after their 1-0 win against Senegal but Japan sneaked through despite losing 1-0 to Poland.

Japan and Senegal ended on the same points and had the exact same records for goal difference and number of goals scored.

Fifa.com explains that after points, goal difference and goals scored, the final positions would then be determined on fair play conduct. Senegal had two more yellow cards than Japan.

The BBC reports how Japan qualified in place of Senegal: 

Japan

  • Points: 4 
  • Goal Difference: 0 
  • Goals For: 4 
  • Yellow Cards: 4

Senegal

  • Points: 4 
  • Goal Difference: 0 
  • Goals For: 4 
  • Yellow Cards: 6

On 2 July Japan will play the group G winner in the round of 16 while on 3 July Colombia will take on the group G runners-up.

Group H results 

  • Colombia 1 Japan 2
  • Poland 1 Senegal 2
  • Japan 2 Senegal 2
  • Poland 0 Colombia 3
  • Senegal 0 Colombia 1
  • Japan 0 Poland 1 

Team profiles

Poland
  • Head coach: Adam Nawalka 
  • Fifa ranking: 10 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: seven 
  • Best finish: third place in 1974 and 1982
  • Player to watch: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Poland World Cup results

  • Poland 1 Senegal 2 
  • Poland 0 Colombia 3 
  • Japan 0 Poland 1

Poland 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Bartosz Bialkowski (Ipswich), Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City), Wojciech Szczesny (Juventus) 
  • Defenders: Jan Bednarek (Southampton), Bartosz Bereszynski (Sampdoria), Thiago Cionek (SPAL), Kamil Glik (Monaco), Artur Jedrzejczyk (Legia Warsaw), Michal Pazdan (Legia Warsaw), Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) 
  • Midfielders: Jakub Blaszczykowski (Wolfsburg), Jacek Goralski (Ludogorets Razgrad), Kamil Grosicki (Hull City), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Paris St-Germain), Rafal Kurzawa (Gornik Zabrze), Karol Linetty (Sampdoria), Slawomir Peszko (Lechnia Gdansk), Maciej Rybus (Lokomotiv Moscow), Piotr Zielinski (Napoli) 
  • Forwards: Dawid Kownacki (Sampdoria), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Arkadiusz Milik (Napoli), Lukasz Teodorczyk (Anderlecht)
Senegal
  • Head coach: Aliou Cisse
  • Fifa ranking: 28 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: one  
  • Best finish: quarter-finals in 2002 
  • Player to watch: Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Senegal World Cup results

  • Poland 1 Senegal 2
  • Japan 2 Senegal 2
  • Senegal 0 Colombia 1

Senegal 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Khadim N'Diaye (Horoya AC), Abdoulaye Diallo (Rennes), Alfred Gomis (Torino) 
  • Defenders: Kara Mbodji (Anderlecht), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Moussa Wague (Eupen), Saliou Ciss (Angers), Youssouf Sabaly (Bordeaux), Lamine Gassama (Alanyaspor) 
  • Midfielders: Badou Ndiaye (Stoke), Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham), Cheikh N'Doye (Birmingham), Salif Sane (Hannover 96), Alfred N'Diaye (Villarreal) 
  • Forwards: Moussa Sow (Bursaspor), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Keita Balde Diao (Monaco), Moussa Konate (Amiens), Ismaila Sarr (Rennes), Diafra Sakho (Rennes), Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke), M'Baye Niang (AC Milan)
Colombia
  • Head coach: Jose Pekerman 
  • Fifa ranking: 16 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: five 
  • Best finish: quarter-finals in 2014 
  • Player to watch: Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco)

Colombia World Cup results

  • Colombia 1 Japan 2  
  • Poland 0 Colombia 3 
  • Senegal 0 Colombia 1

Colombia 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali), Jose Fernando Cuadrado (Once Caldas)
  • Defenders: Cristian Zapata (Milan), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Santiago Arias (PSV Eindhoven), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca), Frank Fabra (Boca Juniors), Johan Mojica (Girona), Yerry Mina (Barcelona) 
  • Midfielders: Wílmar Barrios (Boca Juniors), Carlos Sanchez (Espanyol), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton), James Rodriguez (Bayern Munich), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali), Mateus Uribe (America), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate), Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) 
  • Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras), Carlos Bacca (Villarreal), Luis Fernando Muriel (Sevilla)
Japan
  • Head coach: Akira Nishino 
  • Fifa ranking: 60 
  • Number of World Cup appearances: five 
  • Best finish: round of 16 in 2002 and 2010 
  • Player to watch: Maya Yoshida (Southampton)

Japan World Cup results

  • Colombia 1 Japan 2 
  • Japan 2 Senegal 2 
  • Japan 0 Poland 1

Japan 23-man squad

  • Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima (Metz), Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka), Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol)
  • Defenders: Yuto Nagatomo (Galatasaray), Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds), Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Hiroki Sakai (Marseille), Gotoku Sakai (Hamburg), Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers), Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers)
  • Midfielders: Makoto Hasebe (Eintracht Frankfurt), Keisuke Honda (Pachuca), Takashi Inui (Eibar), Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund), Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), Genki Haraguchi (Hertha Berlin), Takashi Usami (Augsburg), Gaku Shibasaki (Getafe), Ryota Oshima (Kawasaki Frontale)
  • Forwards: Shinji Okazaki (Leicester), Yuya Osako (Werder Bremen), Yoshinori Muto (Mainz)

 

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