Japan beat Colombia with a score of 2: 1 in the world Cup match. Already in the first minutes of the meeting there was a historical episode - the first red card was shown at the tournament. Carlos Sanchez's hand hit the ball flying into the goal of his team. The referee immediately removed the player and appointed a penalty kick, which was implemented by Shinji Kagawa.
Colombia pretended that nothing happened - the South Americans began to besiege the penalty area of the opponent. The Japanese were ready to play on counterattacks.
On 39 minutes, the Colombians equalized-Juan Kintero struck from the penalty area, and the ball flew into the corner of the gate, flying under the jumped wall.
After the break, the Japanese seized the initiative, but Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina rescued his team. It was not until the 73 minute when Yuya, Osako's header following a corner - 2:1.
In the end, the Colombians tried to level the score again, but they failed to do so.
As a result, the victory of the national team of Japan with the score 2:1.