WC2018 Grp H
Date: 1 p.m. June 19, 2018
Venue: Mordovia Arena
Att:
TV: RTE2

Carlos Sanchez Moreno 3' -
Red: 3'


Juan Quintero 39' -
Scored: 39'


Peno Scored: 5'
- Shinji Kagawa 5'

Scored: 73'
- Yuya Osako 73'

Live Updates for Colombia -v- Japan

90' + 5'

FT - Japan go top of the group with three points thanks so an early Kagama penalty and a second half header from Osako either side of a Quintero free kick

90' + 5'

FULL TIME!

The game has ended between Colombia and Japan.

90' + 4'

Kawashima gets a yellow card for time wasting..thirty seconds remain

90' + 4'

Yellow Card

Eiji Kawashima is booked for Japan.

90' + 2'

Columbia pumping the ball long trying to get some luck or a flick on into the box but Japan dealing with everything that is being thrown at them so far

90'

There will be five minutes additional time

87'

Credit to Japan for how they have taken this game to Columbia in the second half

They have taken the game to Columbia in the second half and made the most of their extra man

86'

Yellow Card

James Rodriguez is booked for Colombia.

85'

Substitution

Shinji Okazaki replaces Yuya Osako for Japan.

83'

Seven minutes left for Colimbia to salvage something from this game

80'

Substitution

Hotaru Yamaguchi replaces Gaku Shibasaki for Japan.



78'

Superb defending from the Japanese and from their goalscorer moments ago Osako.

Moments after putting his team in front, he is throwing his body in front of a James Rodriguez shot to maintain their lead

77'

Nagatomo does well to recover and stop Falcao from unleashing a shot

74'

A perfectly weighted corner into the box by substitute Honda allows Osako to time his jump perfectly to head home unchallenged past Ospina and give Japan a deserved lead with how they have taken the game by the scruff of the neck in the second half.

73'

GOAL!

Yuya Osako scores for Japan.

71'

Honda lets fly with a shot from his first touch but Ospina gets down low to save

70'

Substitution

Carlos Bacca replaces Jose Izqueirdo for Colombia.

69'

Substitution

Keisuke Honda replaces Shinji Kagawa for Japan.

67'

Shibasaki drills a quick ball into the area from the right but it's too quick for evveryone. Japan still with the ball

66'

Japan corner as they continue to ask questions of Columbia

64'

Yellow Card

Wilmar Barrios is booked for Colombia.

63'

Hasebe attempts to lift it over the top but straight into the arms of Ospina

62'

Sakai sneaks in at the back post and drills his shot across goal past Ospina but narrowly past the post.

Japan well on top here



61'

Yoshida leaps highest from a Kagawa free kick but heads wide

60'

Substitution

James Rodriguez replaces Juan Quintero for Colombia.

58'

Ospina with a fine save to keep out a bending Inui shot

57'

Japan having lots of the ball so far in the second half and starting to deal a lot better with the numerical advantage

54'

Osako eases past Sanchez like he isn't there and Ospina makes the save to spare Sanchez's blushes.

Davinson Sanchez is having a tough day

46'

Japan have barely had a shot on goal on Ospina since the red card of Sanchez

46'

Second Half

The second half between Colombia and Japan has started.

45'

Half Time

It is half-time between Colombia and Japan.

44'

Columbia have reacted so well since the red card and look more like the team with the extra man rather than one less man

40'

Columbia equalise with ten men through Quintero who was very smart with his free kick sending it under the wall and catching Kawashima cold to send the ball over the line.

Kawashima protests but he has no argument as the ball was clearly well over the line

39'

GOAL!

Juan Quintero scores for Colombia.

34'

Quintero lifts the ball over the top for Falcao but he is stretching too much and can't control his shot properly on goal



31'

Davinson Sanchez has a lapse of concentration at the back to allow Osako into the box but he fluffs his shot badly and the ball isn't even on target

30'

Substitution

Wilmar Barrios replaces Juan Cadrado for Colombia.

28'

Japan not really troubling Columbia in terms of chances considering they have an extra man. Ospina will have expected to be a lot busier

23'

After a spell of pressure from Columbia, Japan are starting to take the upper hand with the extra man

17'

Good defending from Nagatomo to guide Cuadrado out over the end line to ease the pressure on Japan

15'

Another great move from Japan

Kagawa sets Inui up for a chance on the left of the box who attempts to side foot the ball past Ospina but shoots narrowly wide

13'

Juan Cuadrado has spent more time on the ground in the opening thirteen minutes than he has on his feet

12'

Good save by Kawashima from a Falcao shot towards goal from a free kick. Easy save in the end

9'

Big test for Columbia now after going a man down after just five minutes.

For those who may have missed it Carlos Sanchez has been sent off for Columbia for handling an attempted shot by Japan in the box and giving away a penalty.

Kagawa slots the penalty away calmly to give Japan a 1-0 lead

6'

What a start to this game! After a lengthy stoppage Shinji Kagawa steps up and slots the penalty down the middle to give Japan a dream start.

 

5'

PENALTY SCORED!

Shinji Kagawa scores for Japan from the penalty spot.

3'

Mental start to this game. Davinson Sanchez has his shot saved while one on one with Ospina

Ospina rebounds the shot back out for another Japan shot but Carlos Sanhez puts his arm up and blocks the rebound to earn himself a red card and give Japan a penalty



3'

Red Card

Carlos Sanchez Moreno is sent off for Colombia.

1'

Good afternoon folks! Brendan Graham here with you for Columbia v Japan

No James Rodriguez for Columbia who isn't fit to start

Columbia line out in yellow with Japan in blue

1'

GAME ON!

The game between Colombia and Japan has kicked off.



Photo Gallery for Colombia -v- Japan



Colombia
David Ospina
Goalkeeper
Oscar Murillo
Defender
Johan Mojica
Defender
Santiago Arias
Defender
Davinson Sanchez
Defender
Jefferson Lerma
Midfielder
Jose Izqueirdo
70'
70Subbed Off: 70'
Midfielder
Juan Cadrado
30'
30Subbed Off: 30'
Midfielder
Juan Quintero
39Scored: 39'
60'
60Subbed Off: 60'
Midfielder
Carlos Sanchez Moreno
3Sent off: 3'
Midfielder
Radamel Falcao
Forward

Substitutes
Luis Muriel
Forward
Yerry Mina
Defender
Frank Fabra
Defender
Jose Cuadrado
Goalkeeper
Miguel Borja
Forward
Wilmar Barrios
30'
30Subbed On: 30'
64Booked: 64'
Midfield
Carlos Bacca
70'
70Subbed On: 70'
Forward
Abel Aguilar
Midfield
James Rodriguez
60'
60Subbed On: 60'
86Booked: 86'
Midfield
Mateus Uribe
Midfield
Camilo Vargas
Goalkeeper
Cristián Zapata
Defender
Japan
Eiji Kawashima
Goalkeeper
90Booked: 90'
Yuto Nagatomo
Defender
Hiroki Sakai
Defender
Gen Shoji
Defender
Maya Yoshida
Defender
Shinji Kagawa
Midfielder
5Peno: 5'
69'
69Subbed Off: 69'
Makoto Hasebe
Midfielder
Gaku Shibasaki
Midfielder 80'
80Subbed Off: 80'
Takashi Inui
Forward
Genki Haarguchi
Forward
Yuya Osako
Forward
73Scored: 73'
85'
85Subbed Off: 85'

Substitutes
Yoshinori Muto
Forward
Tomoaki Makino
Defender
Keisuke Honda
Midfield
69Subbed On: 69'
69'
Masaaki Higashiguchi
Goalkeeper
Wataru Endo
Defender
Kosuke Nakamura
Goalkeeper
Shinji Okazaki
Forward
85Subbed On: 85'
85'
Ryota Oshima
Midfield
Gotoku Sakai
Defender
Naomichi Ueda
Defender
Takashi Usami
Forward
Hotaru Yamaguchi
Midfield
80Subbed On: 80'
80'