Senegal 0 - 1 Colombia | 28 Jun 2018

Senegal will play against Colombia in their final group game

Senegal were the last remaining African side in the competition and their elimination means that there will be no African team in the second round of a World Cup for the first time since 1982.

Japan and Senegal head the group on four points each with Colombia one behind after rebounding with a 3-0 thumping of the now-eliminated Poland in Kazan on Sunday.

Colombia, which played in the quarterfinals four years ago in Brazil, finished atop its group and is the fourth South American team to advance.

It wasn't all good news for Colombia, however, as talismanic forward James Rodriguez left the game in the first half with what appeared to be a recurrence of the calf injury that kept him out of their opening game.

Colombia could face England in the next round if the Three Lions lose to Belgium this evening.

It is the first time in World Cup history that two teams have been separated by the amount of cautions they had accrued - Senegal punished for their six to Japan's four - but the African nation will rue their impotency in front of goal, as well as their discipline, in a game they dominated.

Senegal were pushed back in the early stages of the second half, but had the chance to go ahead when Mane lined up for a free-kick but he slipped heavily on the turf and eventually skewed wide. Colombia desperately need that version of the Bayern Munich man to have any chance in the knockout stages. Yerry Mina scored the only goal in the match.

But the decision was overturned after VAR showed Sanchez won the ball in the box.

But from a precarious position, Mina propelled Colombia to the top of the group when he rose highest at a corner as Senegal reshuffled following a substitution. The referee originally gave Senegal the penalty kick, but the review went in Colombia's favour.

Rodriguez hasn't been at 100 per cent at any point in the tournament, but in the win over Poland, he was healthy enough to shine.

Group H has featured some of the most surprising and exciting football of the 2018 World Cup thus far. Aliou Cisse's goal didn't just concede a late goal, they bowed out on yellow cards.

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