Eswatini Daily News
Image default
Sports

Colombia advance at World Cup as Senegal go out on yellow cards!

Senegal created a piece of unwanted history on Thursday, by becoming the first team ever to be eliminated from the FIFA World Cup 2018 on the fair play rule.

Their game against Colombia looked destined for a draw and Poland winning against Japan, as Senegal had set itself to qualify for the last 16, as Group H winners. But with Yerry Mina’s late goal, it gave the South Americans victory and left Senegal and Japan level on points, goal difference and head-to-head.

It meant that, as the full-time whistles blew in Samara and Volgograd, Senegal was eliminated due to having accumulated two more yellow cards than Japan. Russia 2018 is the first FIFA World Cup, in which fair play rule had been active after it was introduced to all FIFA competitions after Brazil four years ago.

Facebook Comments

Related posts

Watch: Sihlangu vs Malawi || 2019 CHAN Qualifier match (Via Eswatini TV)

Laurence Lukhele

Did You Know the Cognitive Health Benefits of Playing Chess?

EDN_Reporter

Jose Mourinho could be sacked THIS WEEK in wake of West Ham defeat

Laurence Lukhele

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Siyabonga Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy