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Japan vs Senegal: 2018 FIFA World Cup highlights, scores, blog

24th June, 2018

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Japan vs Senegal

2018 FIFA World Cup

Ektaerninburg Arena
Japan Senegal
2 SCORE 2
7 Shots 13
2 Corners 5
2 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
Where: Ekaterinburg Arena
When: 1am AEST
TV: SBS, Optus
Betting: Japan $3.40, Senegal $2.37, Draw $3.10

Japan
Eiji Kawashima, Naomichi Ueda, Gen Shoji, Keisuke Honda, Yuto Nagatomo, Wataru Endo, Gaku Shibasaki, Genki Haraguchi, Shinji Okazaki, Shinji Kagawa, Takashi Usami, Masaaki Higashiguchi, Yoshinori Mutō, Takashi Inui, Yuya Osako, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Makoto Hasebe (captain), Ryota Oshima, Hiroki Sakai, Tomoaki Makino, Gōtoku Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Kosuke Nakamura.

Senegal
Abdoulaye Diallo, Kara Mbodji, Kalidou Koulibaly, Saliou Ciss, Idrissa Gueye, Salif Sané, Moussa Sow, Cheikhou Kouyaté (captain), Mame Biram Diouf, Sadio Mané, Cheikh N’Doye, Youssouf Sabaly, Alfred N’Diaye, Moussa Konaté, Diafra Sakho, Khadim N’Diaye, Badou Ndiaye, Ismaïla Sarr, M’Baye Niang, Keita Baldé, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wagué, Alfred Gomis.
Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa. (Kyodo via AP Images)
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Match result:

Both Japan and Senegal find themselves firmly in the contest for spots in the Round of 16 after a 2-2 draw.

Final score
Japan 2
Senegal 2

Match preview:

Japan and Senegal will meet in the second match of the groups stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup for both sides, and it may well be a game that sees one lock in a spot in the final sixteen.

Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game at Ekaterinburg Arena in the early hours of Monday morning, starting from 1am AEST.

Both of these sides were able to take wins in their first match of the groups stage, and funnily enough both happened to do so with a 2-1 scoreline.

Japan defeated Colombia shortly before Senegal defeated Poland, giving both of these nations a nice early advantage in seeking to make it to the knockout stage of the tournament.

The end result is that both already has three points to their name and that means they only need a single win to guarantee passage into the round of 16.

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The loser – or both sides in the case of a draw – will still be vulnerable to being overtaken by one of Poland or Colombia, especially if one of them decisively wins the other Group H matchup today.

Senegal will come into this one as favourites, but by no means comfortable favourites, and it could prove to be a tight contest between the two.

Senegal are ranked No.27 in the world, Japan No.61.

Prediction
A victory for the Senegalese, and passage into the Round of 16, looks the most likely result.

Senegal 2-1.

Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game between Japan and Senegal in the groups stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Ekaterinburg Arena in the early hours of Monday morning, starting from 1am AEST.