Colombia vs Japan: Live Updates, Score and Reaction from World Cup Game

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12:00pm UTC Jun 19, 2018Saransk
Joe Tansey

The World Cup gets its first sight of the hugely exciting Colombia side when they face off against Japan at the Saransk Arena on Tuesday. Group H is the final pool to get underway, but it could be one worth waiting for if the likes of Juan Quintero and Radamel Falcao hit the ground running for Colombia. The South Americans made it to the quarter finals four years ago and will be looking for that at least this time around. It will be a tough task for a Japan side who will look to Shinji Kagawa for inspiration.

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    Tony Ding @misterding

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    Shinji Kagawa: Borussia Dortmund's record-breaking Japan hero

    Shinji Kagawa: Borussia Dortmund's record-breaking Japan
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Shinji Kagawa: Borussia Dortmund's record-breaking Japan hero

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    Latest World Cup Group Standings

    Latest World Cup Group Standings
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Latest World Cup Group Standings

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    Tokyo Is Lit After Japan Win 🇯🇵

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    Japan fans enjoying themselves in Tokyo... #JPN #WorldCup https://t.co/YTmVsBfXBK

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    Ranking Every World Cup Team

    Ranking Every World Cup Team
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Ranking Every World Cup Team

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    10 Things We Learned from 1st Rd. of World Cup

    10 Things We Learned from 1st Rd. of World Cup
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    10 Things We Learned from 1st Rd. of World Cup

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    Senegal: Africa's Best Bet to Advance in World Cup
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Senegal: Africa's Best Bet to Advance in World Cup

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    Colombia Let Down by Their Unfantastic Four

    Colombia Let Down by Their Unfantastic Four
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Colombia Let Down by Their Unfantastic Four

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    World Cup So Far 🎣

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    The #WorldCup so far 🎣 https://t.co/iRdvaRR9YB

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    Group H Is Wide Open

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    Group H just got even more interesting 👀 https://t.co/XmwDeEl8lq

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    The One and Only Shinji

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    0 to 100 in 5 minutes 🔥 https://t.co/VrZvhkhb72

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    Kagawa, Osako goals push Japan to upset win over short-handed Colombia

    Kagawa, Osako goals push Japan to upset win over short-handed Colombia
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Kagawa, Osako goals push Japan to upset win over short-handed Colombia

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    Japan off to a bright start in Group H after beating ten-man Colombia

    Japan off to a bright start in Group H after beating ten-man Colombia
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Japan off to a bright start in Group H after beating ten-man Colombia

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    Japan shock 10-man Colombia

    Japan shock 10-man Colombia
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Japan shock 10-man Colombia

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    World Cup 2018: Japan beat 10-man Colombia in Group H

    World Cup 2018: Japan beat 10-man Colombia in Group H
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    World Cup 2018: Japan beat 10-man Colombia in Group H

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    10-man Colombia loses out to Japan in World Cup opener

    10-man Colombia loses out to Japan in World Cup opener
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    10-man Colombia loses out to Japan in World Cup opener

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    via Colombia News | Colombia Reports
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    Colombia vs Japan: Yuya Osako stuns South Americans with late winner to throw Group H wide open

    Colombia vs Japan: Yuya Osako stuns South Americans with late winner to throw Group H wide open
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Colombia vs Japan: Yuya Osako stuns South Americans with late winner to throw Group H wide open

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    Player Ratings from Colombia vs Japan

    Player Ratings from Colombia vs Japan
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Player Ratings from Colombia vs Japan

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    Sanchez Red Spoils Colombia and Pekerman's Plans

    Sanchez Red Spoils Colombia and Pekerman's Plans
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Sanchez Red Spoils Colombia and Pekerman's Plans

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    Osako's header lifts Japan past 10-man Colombia

    Osako's header lifts Japan past 10-man Colombia
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Osako's header lifts Japan past 10-man Colombia

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    Yuya Osako snatches shock victory for Japan against 10-man Colombia

    Yuya Osako snatches shock victory for Japan against 10-man Colombia
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Yuya Osako snatches shock victory for Japan against 10-man Colombia

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    Goal @goal

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    What a win for Japan #WorldCup https://t.co/15nV5Rmya3

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    Sam Tighe @stighefootball

    FT: #COL 1-2 #JPN. Carlos Sanchez the villain but Colombia’s entire back line were varying degrees of awful. Japan created enough to deserve the win. Osako heroic at both ends. Pekerman’s substitutions were...very strange. #WorldCup

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    Massive Achievement for Japan

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    1 - Japan have become the first ever Asian side to defeat a South American team at the World Cup (P18 W1 D3 L14). Momentous. #JPN #COLJPN #WorldCup #COL https://t.co/Ma3DWkfVKN

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    Osako Heads Japan Ahead Against Colombia

    Osako Heads Japan Ahead Against Colombia
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    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Osako Heads Japan Ahead Against Colombia

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    Honda Assisted on Osako's Strike

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    3 - Keisuke Honda is the first player from an Asian nation to provide an assist in three different World Cup tournaments since 1966. Delivery. #JPN #COLJPN #WorldCup

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    Paul Carr @PaulCarrTM

    Yuya Osako's goal is Japan's first-ever #WorldCup goal scored off a corner kick, out of 16 goals total. #JPN #WorldCupofSetPieces

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    Colombia Continues to Threaten in Attack

    Can James or Bacca help Colombia back into the game in the final 10 minutes?

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    James blasts, deflected over! Good chance.

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    Osako's Header Puts Japan Ahead!

    Osako rises above the pack in the box to connect with a corner and hand Japan a 2-1 lead in the 74th minute!

    Rob Stone @RobStoneONFOX

    ANOTHER set piece goal at the #worldcup. #COLJPN

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    Cyn @colombiana002

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    Pekerman Brings on Bacca as Colombia Try to Score 2nd Goal

    The Colombia manager counters Japan bringing Honda on to the field with an attacking change of his own, as Bacca enters.

    Grant Wahl @GrantWahl

    Haven’t always loved Pékerman’s in-game substitutions, but today’s have been inspired.

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    FourFourTwo ⚽️ @FourFourTwo

    Inui with a mazy run, Davinson Sanchez – unlike Carlos - uses his head to block the resultant shot. #JPN pressing in the second half #WorldCup #COLJPN

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    Elias Sports Bureau @EliasSports

    COL 1 :1 JPA (65') Although Colombia has played a man down since the 3rd minute, this would not be the longest that a team has been shorthanded in a World Cup match and still gained a win or a draw. (1/2)