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Referee Damir Skomina didn't hesitate in brandishing the first red card of this World Cup - the second fastest in the tournament's history - and Kagawa showed composure to handle the long delay and send the Arsenal goalkeeper the wrong way.

After Quintero slotted home a clever free-kick against the above 'keeper Kawashima, it resulted in more free-kicks being scored in this World Cup than in the entire Brazil tournament four years ago.

- None of Colombia's 18 games at the World Cup have ended goalless.

"Despite that we came back in the second half, but with Japan having an extra player, it was very hard to recover possession".

Japan wasn't going to be an easy win for Colombia in Group H of the World Cup.

Yuya Osako celebrates scoring Japan's second goal with coach Akira Nishino and teammates. "However, it is just one win, three points".

Colombia poured forward and their captain, Radamel Falcao, twice went close.

It promises to be an interesting match as Colombia opening up their World Cup campaign with a matchup against Japan. Japanese striker Osako after beating the Colombian backline, launched a shot straight into David Ospina, who could only manage to send it back to Kagawa who struck on the rebound which was blocked by Sanchez with his hand.




"To score a goal for me in World Cup has been a dream", Osako said.

Not a bad way to provide joy to a country recovering from a deadly quake in Osaka a day earlier.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, Colombia gained a foothold in the game and were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area in the 38th minute after Falcao was bundled over by Yoshida.

Japan's victory over group-favourites Colombia has resulted in a first ever victory for an Asian side against a South American team during the World Cup.

Japan's midfielder Shinji Kagawa (L) vies with Colombia's midfielder Carlos Sanchez during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Colombia and Japan at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Jun 19, 2018.

Pekerman also subbed out experienced midfielder Juan Cuadrado earlier than anticipated in response to Sanchez's red card.

Keisuke Honda has now become the first Asian player to provide an assist in three different World Cups.

When fans let out the customary cheer to mark the beginning of the match, the teams were still standing still.

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