Full time analysis:Japan vs colombia 


It was a disappointing day for colombia at their first world cup match ,Yuya Osako's 73-minute header

handed Japan a perfect start to the

2018 World Cup over 10-man

Colombia.

Carlos Sanchez was handed the first

red card of this summer's

tournament - and the second

quickest in World Cup history - after

deliberately handling a goal-bound

shot in the third minute of the game.

Shinji Kagawa slotted home the

resulting penalty to put Japan

ahead.

Juan Quintero's clever rolling free

kick from just outside the penalty

area sneaked inside the post, just

past the outstretched hand of diving

Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, to

level things up before the break.

But Japan would make their man

advantage count when Osako

jumped highest to guide Keisuke

Honda's corner home.

Poland and Senegal, also in Group H

and the final two teams not yet so

start their World Cup, kick off at

4pm.

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