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Cruising Colombia triumph, send Japan home

Colombia danced into the Round of 16 amid a fiesta of noise in Cuiaba, with a Jackson Martinez brace helping them to a 4-1 win over Japan.

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18:13

OBRIGADO:
Thank you for following along as we watched Group C conclude in Cuiaba. Japan pack their bags after Colombia beat the Samurai Blue 4-1 in front of some fantastic support, and Greece go through to the Round of 16 after a last-minute penalty beat Côte d'Ivoire 2-1. There's still plenty to discuss, so please head to our daily tournament blog where we'll have the latest reactions, photos and videos from today's game, and we'll also preview tomorrow's Matchday 14 fixtures.

17:57
Japan
JapanJPN
Colombia
ColombiaCOL

Statistics

Ball possession

55%
45%
10Fouls Committed19
13Attempts On Target9
23Shots13
1Total Goals scored4
0Penalties scored1
17:57
17:57

FULL TIME: Colombia proved to be too strong for Japan tonight. Greece's last minute penalty secured the Europeans' passage to the Round of 16 at the expense of Côte d'Ivoire, and Alberto Zaccheroni's side join the African side in bowing out at the Group Stage. The Colombians celebrate wildly in Cuiaba after another impressive performance.

17:55
JACKSON M.
ColombiaCOL
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED27TOTAL PASSES2GOALS FOR4SHOTS
17:52
The final whistle sounds.
17:52
90'+MONDRAGON (Colombia) blocks the shot.

The goalkeeper keeps it out with his shin! Good save from Mondragon.

17:52
90'+KAKITANI (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
17:52

STAT ATTACK:
At 43 years and three days old, Faryd Mondragon becomes the oldest player to ever appear in a World Cup, surpassing Cameroon's Roger Milla, who played at 42 years and 39 days.

17:51
90'+HASEBE (Japan) blocks the shot.

Man of the Match

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

Photos

360 Panoramic Photo

Line-ups

Japan
JapanJPN
Colombia
ColombiaCOL
(GK)
(GK)(C) 85'
46' HT
69'
85'
62'
46' HT
(C)Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK) 85'
Misses next match if booked
46' HT
85'
Misses next match if booked
69'
62'
46' HT
Injured
CoachCoach
Alberto ZACCHERONI (ITA)Jose PEKERMAN (ARG)

Match Facts

Cuiaba

The capital of the state of Mato Grosso, Cuiaba is located in the exact geographic centre of South America, an equidistant 2,000 km from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Arena Pantanal

  • Stadium nameArena Pantanal
  • CityCuiaba
  • Year constructed2014
  • Overall capacity41112

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 31° CTemperature
  • 10 m/sWind
  • 30 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Pedro PROENCA
    Portugal
    PortugalPOR
  • Assistant Referee 1: Bertino MIRANDA (POR)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Jose TRIGO (POR)
  • Fourth official: Roberto MORENO (PAN)

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