The World Cup shocks continue

Jun 27, 2018, 03:50
The World Cup shocks continue

Sanchez, described as "one of Colombia's most important players" by national team manager Jose Pekerman, struck out a hand to block Shinji Kagawa's effort on the line and subsequently received the second fastest red card in World Cup history.

Colombia, which played with 10 men for the rest of the match, scored late in the first half on Juan Quintero's rolling but accurate free kick, which sneaked inside the right post.

Even if you're not insane about sports, the World Cup often brings out the best stories of compassion and global peace.

Going on the offense against the Russian goal, Egypt's Mohamed Salah was hauled down inside the box on the 71st minute of the match and the referee ordered a penalty shot, which the Egyptian striker flawlessly executed putting the score at 3-1.

First Japan, ranked 61st in the world, became the first Asian side to beat South American opposition at any World Cup, overcoming 16th-ranked Colombia 2-1.

Russia's place in the round of 16 will be assured if Uruguay wins or draws against the Saudis on Wednesday.

Even after Japan came out on top 2-1 in a stunning win, several Japanese fans stayed behind to pick up litter left behind at the stadium, BBC reports.

The results on the field gave both nations plenty of joy.

The television viewer rating for the group-stage match stood at an average 42.8 percent for the first half and 48.7 percent for the second half in the Kanto region centered on Tokyo, according to ratings agency Video Research Ltd.

Meantime, Senegal front-man M'Baye Niang was waiting on the sideline after being treated for injury when the move that led to his side's second goal started.

Cristiano Ronaldo will look to add to his first round hat-trick when Portugal face Morocco in Group B at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

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