Colombia v Japan, 19 June 2018

Score2-1 to Japan
RefereeDamir Skomina
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group H
VenueMordovia Arena, Saransk
Attendance40,842
Kick-off: 3.00pm local Colombia v Japan was the 15th game played at the FIFA World Cup 2018 (Match no. 16). Refereeing team: Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia) Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (Slovenia) Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (Slovenia) Fourth Official: Mehdi Abid Charef (Algeria) Reserve AR: Anouar Hmila (Tunisia) VAR: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) Japan became the first Asian nation to beat South American opposition at the World Cup finals (played 18, lost 14). Carlos Sanchez was sent-off after two minutes and 56 seconds. The record for the fastest red card in World Cup finals history remained as 54 seconds by Jose Alberto Batista of Uruguay versus Scotland in 1986. At 35 years and 91 days, goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima became the oldest player to appear for Japan at the World Cup finals.

1  Colombia

Manager: José Pekerman

2  Japan

Manager: Hakira Nishino

Goals:

Juan Quintero 39 G

Goals:

Shinji Kagawa penalty 6 P
Yuya Osako 73 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David Ospina
Defender Santiago Arias
Defender Johan Mojica
Defender Oscar Murillo
Defender/Midfielder Davinson Sánchez
Midfielder Juan Cuadrado
Midfielder Jefferson Lerma
Midfielder Juan Quintero
Midfielder Carlos Sánchez
Midfielder/Forward José Izquierdo
Forward Radamel Falcao (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima
Defender Yuto Nagatomo
Defender Hiroki Sakai
Defender Gen Shoji
Defender Maya Yoshida
Midfielder Genki Haraguchi
Midfielder Makoto Hasebe (captain)
Midfielder Takashi Inui
Midfielder Shinji Kagawa
Midfielder Gaku Shibasaki
Forward Yuya Osako

Substitutions:

Wilmar Barrios for Juan Cuadrado 31
James Rodríguez for Juan Quintero 59
Carlos Bacca for José Izquierdo 70

Substitutions:

Keisuke Honda for Shinji Kagawa 70
Hotaru Yamaguchi for Gaku Shibasaki 80
Shinji Okazaki for Yuya Osako 85

Cards:

Carlos Sánchez 3 R
Wilmar Barrios 64 Y
James Rodríguez 86 Y

Cards:

Eiji Kawashima 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jose Cuadrado
Goalkeeper Camilo Vargas
Defender Farid Diaz
Defender Yerry Mina
Defender Cristián Zapata
Midfielder Abel Aguilar
Midfielder Wilmar Barrios
Midfielder James Rodríguez
Midfielder Mateus Uribe
Forward Carlos Bacca
Forward Miguel Borja
Forward Luis Muriel

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kosuke Nakamura
Defender Wataru Endo
Defender Tomoaki Makino
Defender Naomichi Ueda
Defender/Midfielder Gotoku Sakai
Midfielder Keisuke Honda
Midfielder Ryota Ohshima
Midfielder Takashi Usami
Midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi
Forward Yoshinori Mutō
Forward Shinji Okazaki