Colombia will overcome ‘bitter memory’ of Japan loss, coach vows

Colombia will overcome ‘bitter memory’ of Japan loss, coach vows

Another record that was broken in the same game was that Japan became the first Asian nation to beat a South American nation in world cup history after seventeen previous attempts by the Asian nations.

For starters, the Japanese fans have made headlines for continuing their practice of respectfully picking up trash and cleaning up stadiums after their games.

A number of clips capturing the post-match clean-up, after the majority of fans had left the stadium, were posted and shared on social media, earning the Japanese supporters widespread praise and high fives from the few remaining Colombia supporters, sporting the nation's striking yellow colours.

There's been a lot of self-inflicted pain at the World Cup.

Japan soccer fans are pictured ahead of a match against Colombia in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, on June 19, 2018. Meanwhile, the team's fans were winning hearts elsewhere in the stadium, taking it upon themselves to clean the stands before celebrating properly.

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The North-African side were dealt another blow ten minutes later, when Romelu Lukaku doubled the lead with a precise low finish. After racking up two wins and a goal difference of plus-six, Belgium are virtually assured of advancing to the last 16.

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"It's not just part of the football culture but part of Japanese culture ..."

"Senegal achieved a historic triumph", Argentinian TV channel TyC Sports tweeted.

He said: "You often hear people say that football is a reflection of culture".

The goal jolted Colombia into life as James then Barrios went close at the other end but they could not find the finish they needed.On Monday night, Harry Kane rescued England with two goals in a last-gasp 2-1 victory over a physical Tunisia side. Thus far, the World Cup has been hard to predict, with some of the best teams falling to underdogs and confounding the experts.

Colombia face Poland in Kazan on Sunday (June 24) in a must-win tie for both countries.

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