Drama as Africa scores another World Cup goal, takes lead

Drama as Africa scores another World Cup goal, takes lead

Drama as Africa scores another World Cup goal, takes lead

Maluma, who is one of the biggest names in Latin music, is in Russian Federation to watch the soccer World Cup. "Against Colombia. We will play differently and better than today".

Senegal did not just become the first African country to win their first match in the world cup, but they showed the world that they came hard for the cup and they brought their ethics alongside with them.

Japan won 2-1 against Colombia and Senegal won 2-1 against Poland, but that is not all.

Japan's midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored from the penalty spot, putting Japan ahead 1-0.

In excellent striking form with Bayern Munich - he scored 41 goals in 48 matches - Lewandowski started his preparations for the World Cup earlier than for the European championship in a bid to arrive fresher.

In yet another sensational Group H encounter on the Day 6 of the world tournament, Japan secured an easy 2-1 win over the Columbian opponent after the elimination of Columbian star Sanchez in the 3 minute of the game.

Moments later, Skomina ordered both teams to change sides, after which the match began.

Japan did what no other Asian team had ever done at a World Cup - beat a South American squad on the biggest stage in soccer.

Japan-based football journalist Scott McIntyre told the BBC it was something that happens regularly at matches in Japan, and that it stems from habits drilled into people there from a young age.

"Every team has great players, the most important thing for us is to work well collectively", Ospina said.

The score was opened in the first half of the match by Senegal's Thiago Cionek (37th minute).

"We know Africa supports us", goalscorer Mbaye Niang said.

The extra Japanese player ultimately proved crucial as the Blue Samurai went on to record a shock 2-1 win against the group favourites. Two games will be held in Group B: Portugal will face Morocco at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium at 15:00 Moscow time, while Spain will take on Iran in Kazan at 21:00 Moscow time. "No excuses for someone that destroys a World Cup opener".

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