FIFA world cup: Japan holds Senegal to a draw; Colombia beat Poland
New Delhi: In the FIFA World Cup, Japan and Senegal played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Ekaterinburg last night to remain well placed to reach the knock-out stage.
Captain Sadio Mane and Moussa Wague found the net for Senegal, with Takashi Inui and Keisuke Honda being the goal scorers for Japan.
The draw meant that both Japan and Senegal have 4 points each from two games and are at the top of Group-H.
Later, in the other Pool-H game at Kazan, Colombia kept their Round-of-16 hopes alive with a 3-0 win over Poland, who bowed out, following their second straight defeat.
Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado were the goal scorers.
Final round of group matches from today
The final round of group matches is beginning today. In Pool-A, Uruguay will play hosts Russia in Samara, with Egypt taking on Saudi Arabia in Volgograd. Both matches will kick off at 7:30 Pm. Uruguay and Russia have already progressed to the pre-quarterfinals from the group.
All eyes will, however, be on Pool-B in which Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal as well as Spain and Iran will look to seal a place in the Round-of-16. Portugal will face Iran in Saransk, while Spain will meet Morocco in Kaliningrad. Both games will be played at 11:30 PM.