Senegal, Africa’s last hope at the World cup have crashed out after losing to 1-0 to Columbia in the Group G decider.
Columbia finished the Group as winners, followed by Japan who qualified even though they lost to Poland. Senegal were agonisingly eliminated for their Disciplinary issue throughout the tournament after they finished on the same point with Japan but had amassed two more yellow cards their the Asia.
A great header from Barcelonia’s Yerry Mina secured the points and qualification for the South Americans. Senegal rallied and threw everything at their opponents, but Arsenal’s David Ospina was great in goal and kept his team in the tournament with some great saves.
Against Poland, the Colombians pace and power troubled the Europeans, but they were unable to do so against the more athletic Africans, who themselves caught Columbia many times.
In the end, it was enough for the South Americans who qualified for the round of 16, and secured Senegal a ticket home to join other African Countries. There are no African team left at the World Cup, as Senegal was the Continent’s last hope for a place in the second round of fixtures.
Japan and Columbia will face England and Belgium, depending on who finishes top of the group.