Colombia will overcome ‘bitter memory’ of Japan loss, coach vows

Japan’s Gotoku Sakai during training

Japan’s Gotoku Sakai during training

Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup.

Japan and Senegal lead Group H with three points each, while Poland and Colombia have zero points.

Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty for a consolation goal on his return from injury but Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years could be over in barely five days following a second straight loss.

The top scorer of the 2014 World Cup is not guaranteed to play in Colombia's opening match against Japan. America's Steve Christakos reports.

Poland got one back from a headed corner but were unable to stem the sands of time and became the second of the group's favourites to go through - the other being Colombia - to emerge pointless after their first match.

Former Manchester United striker Shinji Kagawa scored the resulting penalty.

Moscow police opened an investigation into suspected theft on Tuesday, both RBC and Interfax said, quoting a source as saying he had been staying at the Four Seasons Hotel near the Kremlin.

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After a goalless first half at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Ahmed Fathi diverted Roman Zobnin's shot into his own net to give Russian Federation the lead.

DAY six of the Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup in Russia saw Japan, Senegal and the host team all secure wins yesterday.

They took the lead shortly before half-time after an Idrissa Gueye shot was deflected off Thiago Cionek.

"We only depend on what we do from now on", Falcao said. But Japan could play its own game in the second half, they adapted to circumstances and scored the winning goal.

His sending-off in the third minute, for a deliberate handball, was the second fastest in World Cup history after Uruguay's Jose Batista was dismissed after 55 seconds against Scotland in 1986.

The judicial arm of the Colombian police has assigned a special team to investigate the threats made to Sanchez, 32, who is suspended for Sunday's clash with Poland.

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