Web desk(June 20, 2018): In FIFA World Cup, Japan beats Colombia by 2-1 while Senegal defeated Poland by 2-1 in Spartak stadium. In the last match of yesternight, Russia took over Egypt with 3-1. Three matches are scheduled to be played today.The first match today in FIFA world cup will be played be between teams of group B. Portugal and Morocco will be opposing today, at 5 pm PST.
The second encounter of today will be seen between teams of group A. Uruguay and Saudi Arabia will be challenging each other at Rostov Arena and match is scheduled to start at 8 pm PST.The third pair of challengers will be from group B as well, Iran and Spain will be competing each other at 11 pm PST.Yesterday, Japan wore down a Colombia team reduced to 10 men and won a frantic World Cup match by 2-1.
James Rodriguez, Colombia’s star, who is nursing a leg injury, came on in the second half but could not find a goal to save his team.Japan is in its sixth straight World Cup but has advanced to the round of 16 only twice on home soil in 2002 and again in 2010, but promptly went right out.
Senegal became the first African team to win at this year’s World Cup, defeating Poland 2-1 Tuesday on a first-half own-goal and a controversial second-half strike by Mbaye Niang.Niang, who had returned to the field from treatment, later beat Szczesny to a backpass and had an open net when he doubled the lead in the 60th.Grzegorz Krychowiak, whose backpass led to Senegal’s second goal, headed in a free kick in the 86th minute to end Poland’s streak of five straight scoreless World Cup openers.
Both teams’ stars, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Poland’s Robert Lewandowski, rarely threatened in quiet World Cup debuts.Senegal is tied for the group lead with Japan, which upset Colombia 2-1 earlier. Senegal will play with Japan on Sunday, when Poland meets Colombia.
After crushing Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opener, Russia beats Egypt by 3-1 on Tuesday to put themselves on the brink of qualifying for the round of 16.
Russia didn’t score until the second half but had three goals in 16 minutes to put the Pharaohs away. Egypt got a late penalty kick goal from Mohamed Salah, but it was over by then.Salah did score the first World Cup goal of his career after being taken down in the box.
This is a big result. It means Russia is through if as long as Saudi Arabia doesn’t win against Uruguay on Wednesday. As for Egypt, they have all but secured a ticket out of Russia after the group stage.