The three games played yesterday were no less then display of great vigor. Not in the best of forms initially, Russia registered an emphatic 3-1 victory over Egypt. While the Japanese players impressed everyone, fans showed their wise side to garner praise. Last match saw the starting of match day 2 where Senegal beat Poland. Here is a quick view of matches played yesterday.
Hosts keep it tight
Another fantastic victory for Russia who, with six points and eight goals, will surely be among the final 16 teams in the next round. Hosts were set off on the way by an unfortunate ow goal by Ahmed Fathy in the 47th minute. Two successive blows further in 59th and 62nd minute ensured that it was Russia in the driving seat. The deficit was cut by Salah in the 73rd minute who got his first WC goal through penalty. It seems that from group A we have clear scenario on who is proceeding on to the knockout stage. Egypt’s fate in this world cup can be sealed if Uruguay defeat Saudi Arabia today.
The nice Japanese way
This match saw the first red card of World Cup. In the third minute, Colombian Carlos Sanchez was given a straight red card for blocking a shot with his arm. With just 10 men to oppose, Japan hit the first goal in 6th minute. Colombia showed effort and an equalizer came in the 39th minute. Leaving the decider for the later stages, Osako hit a header in 73rd minute to ensure it was Japan all the way. This was Japan’s first ever victory over any South American side. Well apart from the match, Japanese fans also impressed with their mannerisms as they were seen cleaning the stadium afterwards.
A win to cherish
This world cup is turning out to be quite unpredictable. The favorites to progress for the knockout from Group H, Poland and Columbia suffered losses in their first match. Showing quite a class Senegal ran over Poland to register a 2-1 victory. After scoring first goal in the 37th minute, Senegal where handed over a goal by Poland in 60th minute. this was enough for them while Poland who got 1 goal in the 86th minute from a free kick The result is quite frustrating for the teams touted as front runners to qualify. Fate of group H will be decided when the two losing and the two winning team meet in their next games on Sunday, Jun 24[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]