Colombia advances; Senegal out on tiebreaker

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Yerry Mina (#13) connects on a header for Colombia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group H match between Senegal and Colombia at Samara Arena on June 28 in Samara, Russia.

However, his team came on fourth position in Group H.

Colombia booked their place in the knock-out stages of the World Cup on Thursday with a hard-fought 1-0 win over eliminated Senegal in Samara. Japan and Senegal finished on four points and scored and conceded the same number of goals.

Senegal on Thursday became the final team to be eliminated from the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, and it happened in the most gut-wrenching fashion imaginable. But the Africans went out on fair due to play rules as they have received more yellow cards than Japan in the tournament. That goal was arguably the highlight of an otherwise drab World Cup in Brazil.

One person who will miss Senegal is Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who posted a video of the African side dancing in training - which has gone viral in recent weeks - with a Liverpool-based song dubbed over the top.

"Fair play points are one of the rules and these rules have been established in the tournament regulations; we have to respect that".

But what will happen to them without their most influential player in the further rounds?

Senegal were awarded a penalty on 17 minutes, but VAR confirmed Davinson Sanchez got the ball with a sensational sliding tackle on Sadio Mane and the referee reversed his decision.

Despite the onus being on Colombia to go out and get the win necessary to advance, the South Americans sat back and allowed Senegal to attack in numbers. You'll find our recommended bets below as well as a bet we've built oursleves using BetYourWay - which allows you to choose from hundreds of markets and combine them to create your very own bet.

"We know we already have 15 million Senegalese behind us and now we have all the continent". Keeper David Ospina did not show any "complications" from pain in his right foot incurred in the demolition of Poland, the Colombian FA said in a statement late on Monday.

Rodriguez was Colombia's talisman at the World Cup four years ago but had been struggling for fitness this summer.

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