Asian team, Japan has done with the beginning of their campaign in FIFA World Cup 2018. The team beat Colombia 2-1 in the exciting encounter played here today and choked everyone. Kagawa in the 6th minute of the match for Japan and Osaka scored in the 73rd minute. On the other hand, the only goal for the Colombian team was by Juan Center in the 39th minute of the game.
Asian team, Japan has done with the beginning of their campaign in FIFA World Cup 2018. The team beat Colombia 2-1 in the exciting encounter played here today and choked everyone. Kagawa in the 6th minute of the match for Japan and Osaka scored in the 73rd minute.
On the other hand, the only goal for the Colombian team was by Juan Center in the 39th minute of the game. Halftime, both teams were 1-1 at the same time, but in the second half, Japan made a 2-1 lead with Osaka’s goal and then kept it till the end. In the early moments of the game, Columbia’s Sanchez got the Red Card, which forced the team to play with 10 players in the entire match.
The match started to be sensational. In the fourth minute of the game, Carlos Sanchez of Colombia fouled the ball inside the goal box. As a result, the referee showed him a red card and dropped him out of the field and gave a penalty in favor of Japan.
This is the second fastest red card in the World Cup history. Sanchez was the first player to get a red card in this World Cup. On the penalty, wearing Japan‘s number 10 jersey, Kagawa scored the goal, giving the team a 1-0 lead. This round made in the 6th minute.
The Colombian team, playing with 10 players due to the red card, received a counterattack in the 10th minute, but the Japanese goalkeeper defied the danger.
Shortly after this, Japan had an opportunity to get their edge to 2-0, but Kagawa’s kick came out of the round this time. Columbia’s advantage of the on-the-spot attacks came in the 39th minute when Juan Quintero on freekick He scored the best goal and scored the score 1-1. Halftime both teams were 1-1 at the same time. In the first half, Japan held the ball on 52 percent occasions, despite playing with 10 players, Columbia retained the ball on 48 percent of the time.
Japan got the corner in the fourth minute of the second half but it could not be a threat to the Colombian team. Japan got another chance in the 56th minute but it could not be used. Colombia made a change in the 58th minute to replace James Rodriguez in place of his goalscorer Quintero.
In the 63rd minute of the game, Columbia showed Boris a yellow card in referee for dangerous tackles. In the 73rd minute, Japan again managed to take a 2-1 lead. Osaka scored the goal for the team with the headers.
After taking the lead 2-1, Japan’s fame got stiffened. In the 77th minute, Columbia’s Rodriguez had a golden chance to score a goal, but the shot hit the goalpost. To strengthen the defender, he lowered the Yamaguchi in the 80th minute to replace the victim. The match was a 2- Success in winning 1
It is noteworthy that after the two-and-half months before the World Cup, after the dismissal of Hollyhodzich as a coach, the Japan Football Association appointed former technical director Akira Nishino as coach. 63-year-old coach Nishino has a lot of experience in the J-League, but at the national level, he has so far only worked with Under-20 and Under-23 teams.