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

Colombia (National Football) logo
Colombia (National Football)
vs
Japan (National Football) logo
Japan (National Football)

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.

  1. June 20, 2018
  2. Clock Icon2:29 am

  3. Clock Icon2:29 am

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

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

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

    bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website
    via bundesliga.com - the official Bundesliga website
  4. Clock Icon6:21 am

    Latest World Cup Group Standings

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Latest World Cup Group Standings

    Gill Clark
    via Bleacher Report
  5. June 19, 2018
  6. Clock Icon6:15 pm

    Tokyo Is Lit After Japan Win 🇯🇵

  7. Clock Icon6:10 pm

    Ranking Every World Cup Team

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Ranking Every World Cup Team

    Sam Tighe
    via Bleacher Report
  8. June 20, 2018
  9. Clock Icon2:07 am

  10. Clock Icon2:03 am

  11. Clock Icon1:40 am

  12. June 19, 2018
  13. Clock Icon6:05 pm

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

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

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

    Guardian sport
    via the Guardian
  14. Clock Icon5:37 pm

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

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

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

    Rory Marsden
    via Bleacher Report
  15. Clock Icon3:16 pm

    Colombia Let Down by Their Unfantastic Four

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Colombia Let Down by Their Unfantastic Four

    Matthew Stead
    via Football365
  16. June 20, 2018
  17. Clock Icon1:17 am

  18. Clock Icon1:03 am

  19. Clock Icon12:20 am

  20. June 19, 2018
  21. Clock Icon2:51 pm

    World Cup So Far 🎣

  22. Clock Icon2:50 pm

    Group H Is Wide Open

  23. Clock Icon2:49 pm

    The One and Only Shinji

  24. June 20, 2018
  25. Clock Icon12:15 am

  26. Clock Icon12:06 am

  27. June 19, 2018
  28. Clock Icon11:59 pm

  29. Clock Icon2:34 pm

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

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

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

    Dan Orlowitz
    via Football Tribe Asia
  30. Clock Icon2:33 pm

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

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

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

    African Football
    via African Football
  31. Clock Icon2:22 pm

    Japan shock 10-man Colombia

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Japan shock 10-man Colombia

    SkySports
    via SkySports
  32. Clock Icon11:51 pm

  33. Clock Icon11:24 pm

  34. Clock Icon11:15 pm

  35. Clock Icon2:18 pm

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

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

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

    BBC Sport
    via BBC Sport
  36. Clock Icon2:17 pm

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

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

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

    Stephen Gill
    via Colombia News | Colombia Reports
  37. Clock Icon2:13 pm

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

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

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

    The Independent
    via The Independent
  38. Clock Icon10:49 pm

  39. Clock Icon10:35 pm

  40. Clock Icon2:27 pm

    Player Ratings from Colombia vs Japan

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Player Ratings from Colombia vs Japan

    The Independent
    via The Independent
  41. Clock Icon2:21 pm

    Sanchez Red Spoils Colombia and Pekerman's Plans

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Sanchez Red Spoils Colombia and Pekerman's Plans

    Goal
    via Goal
  42. Clock Icon10:32 pm

  43. Clock Icon10:16 pm

  44. Clock Icon2:02 pm

    Osako's header lifts Japan past 10-man Colombia

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Osako's header lifts Japan past 10-man Colombia

    Dpa
    via MARCA in English
  45. Clock Icon1:58 pm

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

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

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

    Guardian sport
    via the Guardian
  46. Clock Icon10:16 pm

  47. Clock Icon10:11 pm

  48. Clock Icon1:53 pm

  49. Clock Icon1:53 pm

  50. Clock Icon10:05 pm

  51. Clock Icon9:58 pm

  52. Clock Icon1:56 pm

    Massive Achievement for Japan

  53. Clock Icon1:51 pm

    Osako Heads Japan Ahead Against Colombia

    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018 logo
    Japan vs. Colombia - June 19, 2018

    Osako Heads Japan Ahead Against Colombia

    BBC Sport
    via BBC Sport
  54. Clock Icon9:47 pm

  55. Clock Icon9:25 pm

  56. Clock Icon1:44 pm

    Honda Assisted on Osako's Strike

  57. Clock Icon1:39 pm

  58. Clock Icon9:11 pm

  59. Clock Icon9:05 pm

  60. Clock Icon1:38 pm

    Colombia Continues to Threaten in Attack

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

  61. Clock Icon2:59 pm

    Huge Winner for Japan💥

    Group H faves Colombia beaten 2-1 in wild game

  62. Clock Icon8:32 pm

  63. Clock Icon8:27 pm

  64. Clock Icon1:32 pm

    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!

  65. Clock Icon1:30 pm

    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.

  66. Clock Icon8:25 pm

  67. Clock Icon8:24 pm

  68. Clock Icon1:25 pm