Japan endures but finishing group game concludes in mind boggling travesty. Japan and Senegal reached their final games standing on points, goal dissimilarity and goals scored. Were that still the manifestation at full time, equitable execution would determine which team ended up the highest. Senegal had five bookings in their first two games to Japan’s three.
When both teams fell 1-0 down and were shown the yellow card apiece, Japan was progressing towards its qualification. However they realized a second goal by Poland who was already abolished or two bookings and a red card could eliminate them.
With about 10 minutes to go, they manifested to be together rather than distort wagering on Senegal not discarding them by achieving an equalizer against Colombia. In locations reminding of West Germany’s infamous 1-0 win over Austria in 1982, Japan and Poland perceived the game at walking stride.
Inspite possessing assaulting players such as Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa in their team, Japan selected mid fielder Makoto Hasebe, their captain, for forward Yoshinori Muto. They transferred the ball around their protection and midfield when they had it not intersecting the midway by more than a few yards. They permitted Poland for whom this was a premiere win of the game, caper in non-perilous areas.
The spectators booed and whistled, like they had done 36 years previously when the “disgrace of Gijon” abolished Algeria. Succeeding that contention group stages were altered so the games concluded at the same time.