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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.
17:51
90'+RAMOS (Colombia) sees his effort hit the target.
17:51

ELSEWHERE IN GROUP C
Greece score in stoppage time to likely secure progression into Round of 16

17:49

GOAL! What a clever chip from the No10, who calmly scores and surely puts the game out of reach for the Japanese.

Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Midfielder
  • 24International Caps
  • 180Centimeters
  • Date of Birth12 Jul 1991
  • Current clubAS Monaco (FRA)
17:48
90' JAMES (Colombia) scores!!
17:47
89'A. MEJIA (Colombia) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:47
89'ARIAS (Colombia) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Santiago Arias takes a shot and watches it sail over the bar.

17:46
17:45

Zaccheroni responds by bringing on his final substitute.

Player Statistics

Japan
JapanJPN
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)46 (36)
  • Passes Completion Rate78.26%
  • Tackles0
Japan
JapanJPN
Forward
  • 25International Caps
  • 172Centimeters
  • Date of Birth12 Nov 1989
  • Current club1. FC Nuernberg (GER)
17:45

Jose Pekerman brings on the veteran goalkeeper, who becomes the oldest player in FIFA World Cup history.

Player Statistics

Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Goalkeeper
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)25 (16)
  • Passes Completion Rate64%
  • Tackles0
Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Goalkeeper
  • 50International Caps
  • 191Centimeters
  • Date of Birth21 Jun 1971
  • Current clubDeportivo Cali (COL)
17:44
85'RAMOS (Colombia) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:43
85' KIYOTAKE (in) comes off the bench to replace KAGAWA (out) (Japan)
17:43
85' MONDRAGON (in) comes off the bench to replace OSPINA (out) (Colombia)
17:42
84'KAGAWA (Japan) sees an effort go off target.

WIDE: Kagawa shoots across the face of goal and watches the ball roll out. 

17:42

GOAL! Martinez shows impressive composure to take a touch and calmly finish past Kawashima with a bending ball into th efar corner.

Player Statistics

Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Forward
  • Total Goals scored2
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target3
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 2
  • Passes (complete)25 (16)
  • Passes Completion Rate64%
  • Tackles1
17:40
82' JACKSON M. (Colombia) scores!!
17:39
81'C. CARBONERO (Colombia) commits a foul.
17:38
80'NAGATOMO (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:38
79'ARIAS (Colombia) blocks the shot.
17:38
79'NAGATOMO (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
17:35
77'OSPINA (Colombia) blocks the shot.

Japan continue to attack, but Yuto Nagatomo's strike is also straight at Ospina, who has no trouble saving.

17:35
77'NAGATOMO (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
17:35
76'KAGAWA (Japan) swings in the corner.
17:35

ELSEWHERE IN GROUP C
Bony levels for Côte d'Ivoire, and if these scores stand the African side will go through with Colombia.

17:33

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17:32
74'OSPINA (Colombia) blocks the shot.
17:32
74'KONNO (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.

Yasuyuki Konno's strike is straight at Ospina, who holds onto it well.

17:31
73'GUARIN (Colombia) swings in the corner.
17:31

Colombia nearly score against after the ball deflects off several players in the box, but it settles out for a corner.

17:30
72'YOSHIDA (Japan) blocks the shot.
17:30
72'JACKSON M. (Colombia) sees his effort hit the target.
17:30
72'KONNO (Japan) blocks the shot.
17:30
72'JAMES (Colombia) sees his effort hit the target.
17:30
72'JAMES (Colombia) commits a foul.
17:29

Zaccheroni makes his second change of the night, electing to take off the goal-scorer.

Player Statistics

Japan
JapanJPN
Forward
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 4
  • Passes (complete)12 (6)
  • Passes Completion Rate50%
  • Tackles1
Japan
JapanJPN
Forward
  • 13International Caps
  • 177Centimeters
  • Date of Birth03 Jan 1990
  • Current clubCerezo Osaka (JPN)
17:28
70'KAGAWA (Japan) swings in the corner.
17:28
70'HONDA (Japan) takes a corner kick.
17:28

Japan push forward and line-up for another corner, brining more men into the box.

17:27
69'KAGAWA (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
17:27
69' KAKITANI (in) comes off the bench to replace OKAZAKI (out) (Japan)
17:27
68'C. CARBONERO (Colombia) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:24
65'OKUBO (Japan) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: Okubo misses high after Uchida sends in a great cross after another positive build-up from Japan.

17:23
65'GUARIN (Colombia) commits a foul.
17:23
64'OKAZAKI (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
17:23
64'OSPINA (Colombia) blocks the shot.

Ospina punches Honda's free-kick clear. It's a good strike from the No4 but it doesn't cause the Colombian keeper too much trouble.

17:23
64'HONDA (Japan) hits his free-kick on target.
17:22

Alberto Zaccheroni opts for another midfield change.

Player Statistics

Japan
JapanJPN
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered2 / 0
  • Passes (complete)39 (25)
  • Passes Completion Rate64.1%
  • Tackles3
Japan
JapanJPN
Midfielder
  • 14International Caps
  • 173Centimeters
  • Date of Birth06 Oct 1990
  • Current clubCerezo Osaka (JPN)
17:21
63' GUARIN (Colombia) is yellow carded.
17:21
63'GUARIN (Colombia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OKUBO (Japan).
17:20
62' YAMAGUCHI (in) comes off the bench to replace AOYAMA (out) (Japan)
17:19

Okubo nearly gets onto the cross to head home but it glances off his head and out of bounds. Colombia's Pablo Armero recieves medical attention after that effort.

17:17
59'OKAZAKI (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on JAMES (Colombia).
17:16
58'KAGAWA (Japan) sees an effort go off target.

Kagawa has a go from outside the area and is looking for the top corner but he misses high and wide.

17:15

GOAL! Jackson Martinez scores for Colombia! The No21 calmly takes a touch and fires past Kawashima into the lower corner. Calm, cool finish from the Porto striker.

Player Statistics

Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Forward
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)16 (10)
  • Passes Completion Rate62.5%
  • Tackles1
17:13
55' JACKSON M. (Colombia) scores!!
17:12
54'C. CARBONERO (Colombia) sees an effort go off target.

HIGH: The substitutes link up as Carlos Carbonero connects on James Rodriguez's cross to put an effort towards goal but he sails it high over the bar.

17:11
53'YOSHIDA (Japan) commits a foul.
17:11

Colombia control play out of the gate as they search for an equaliser, but the Japan defence is holding up well so far.

17:10
51'JACKSON M. (Colombia) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:09
50'RAMOS (Colombia) is ruled offside.
17:09
50'HONDA (Japan) blocks the shot.
17:09
50'RAMOS (Colombia) sees his effort hit the target.

Ramos takes a quick shot but Honda gets in the way.

17:08
50'JAMES (Colombia) swings in the corner.
17:08
50'AOYAMA (Japan) blocks the shot.
17:08
50'JAMES (Colombia) sees his effort hit the target.
17:08
49'NAGATOMO (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on C. CARBONERO (Colombia).
17:07
48'NAGATOMO (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on C. CARBONERO (Colombia).
17:06
47'AOYAMA (Japan) commits a foul.
17:06

Pekerman's second half-time change is another midfield swap.

Player Statistics

Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered1 / 1
  • Passes (complete)12 (8)
  • Passes Completion Rate66.67%
  • Tackles1
Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Midfielder
  • 1International Caps
  • 181Centimeters
  • Date of Birth25 Jul 1990
  • Current clubCA River Plate (ARG)
17:05
47'A. BALANTA (Colombia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OKAZAKI (Japan).
17:05

First, there is a midfielder-for-midfielder swap to report

Player Statistics

Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 0
  • Passes (complete)18 (11)
  • Passes Completion Rate61.11%
  • Tackles0
Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Midfielder
  • 24International Caps
  • 180Centimeters
  • Date of Birth12 Jul 1991
  • Current clubAS Monaco (FRA)
17:04
46'AOYAMA (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on JAMES (Colombia).
17:04
46' Before the second half begins JAMES (in) comes off the bench to replace QUINTERO (out) (Colombia)
17:04
46' Before the second half begins C. CARBONERO (in) comes off the bench to replace CUADRADO (out) (Colombia)
17:04
The second half kicks off.

Colombia kick off to start the second half in Cuiaba, and Jose Pekerman makes two changes at the break.

17:00

The teams are gathering in the tunnel and begin to make their way out to the field to begin the second half.

16:56

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16:55
16:50

HALF-TIME: Can you believe it! With the final kick of the half Japan equalise and their hopes of progression remain alive, though the Greeks and Côte d'Ivoire aren't doing them any favours at the moment. Group C is going to come down to the final 45 minutes.

16:48

GOAL! Shinji Okazaki equalises for Japan with the final touch of the half! An amazing diving header from the No9 brings the Samurai Blue level but they need to win in order to progress as the score in Greece-Côte d'Ivoire stands!

Player Statistics

Japan
JapanJPN
Forward
  • Total Goals scored1
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target1
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 3
  • Passes (complete)8 (4)
  • Passes Completion Rate50%
  • Tackles0
16:47

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16:46
Japan
JapanJPN
Colombia
ColombiaCOL

Statistics

Ball possession

57%
43%
3Fouls Committed11
7Attempts On Target1
12Shots3
1Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored1
16:46
The referee brings the first half to an end.
16:46
45'+ OKAZAKI (Japan) scores!!
16:45
45'+A. MEJIA (Colombia) blocks the shot.
16:45
45'+AOYAMA (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
16:44

ELSEWHERE IN GROUP C
Greece take a 1-0 lead and as it stands, the European side would go through along with Colombia to the Round of 16.

16:42
43'VALDES (Colombia) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:41
42'JACKSON M. (Colombia) sees an effort go off target.

MISS: Martinez should have scored! Adrian Ramos plays a perfect ball to the No21 but his effort only needs to be on target to score but he puts it wide!

16:39
40'HONDA (Japan) swings in the corner.
16:39
40'KAGAWA (Japan) sees an effort go off target.

Okubo dribbles through the Colombian defence and passes to Kagawa who shoots first time and it's on target, but deflected out for a corner.

16:37
38'QUINTERO (Colombia) sees an effort go off target.

Konno gives the ball away in his own third and Jackson Martinez charges towards goal, the ball comes out to Juan Fernando Quintero who shoot speculatively but misses well wide of the goal.

16:36
37'CUADRADO (Colombia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on YOSHIDA (Japan).
16:35
36'OKUBO (Japan) sees an effort go off target.

Yoshito Okubo attempts an acrobatic bicycle kick off Atsuto Uchida's cross but it isn't accurate enough and sails high.

16:34
35'KONNO (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:32
33'HONDA (Japan) strikes his free-kick wide.

JUST WIDE: Honda's free-kick bends perfectly up and over the wall and nearly catches Ospina off guard at the far post but the No4's effort misses just wide.

16:31
32'VALDES (Colombia) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:31
32'HONDA (Japan) swings in the corner.
16:30

Japan continue to press forward but their final pass is letting them down. Colombia are doing well to get plenty of players behind the ball, though.

16:28
28'RAMOS (Colombia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on KONNO (Japan).
16:27
27'P. ARMERO (Colombia) commits a foul.
16:26

GOOD SAVE: Ospina does well to get a hand to Kagawa's quick shot and pushes away for a corner.

16:25
26'VALDES (Colombia) blocks the shot.
16:25
26'YOSHIDA (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
16:25
26'HONDA (Japan) takes a corner kick.
16:25
26'OSPINA (Colombia) blocks the shot.
16:25
26'KAGAWA (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
16:25
25'A. MEJIA (Colombia) commits a foul.
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16:24

Shinji Okazaki makes a great move to beat two defenders down the line but he is shut down by Pablo Armero.

16:22
23'JACKSON M. (Colombia) blocks the shot.
16:22
23'HONDA (Japan) hits his free-kick on target.
16:22

The goal hasn't dampened Japan's attacking spirit and they're right back into Colombia's final third, with Keisuke Honda lining up a free-kick.

16:21
22'A. BALANTA (Colombia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on OKAZAKI (Japan).
16:19
20'HONDA (Japan) swings in the corner.
16:19

GOAL! Colombia's No11 calmly steps up the spot and hits the ball firmly past Eiji Kawashima. Great celebrations ensue, as has been the case everything Los Cafeteros score!

Player Statistics

Colombia
ColombiaCOL
Midfielder
  • Total Goals scored0
  • Assists0
  • Attempts On Target0
  • Yellow/Red cards0 / 0
  • Fouls committed/suffered0 / 1
  • Passes (complete)7 (5)
  • Passes Completion Rate71.43%
  • Tackles0
16:16
17' CUADRADO (Colombia) successfully converts the penalty!
16:15
16' KONNO (Japan) is yellow carded.
16:15
16'RAMOS (Colombia) is fouled inside the box by KONNO (Japan). A penalty is awarded to Colombia.

PENALTY! Yasuyuki Konna takes down Adrian Ramos in the area!

16:14
15'OSPINA (Colombia) blocks the shot.
16:14
15'HASEBE (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
16:14
15'HONDA (Japan) swings in the corner.
16:14

Santaigo Arias clears the trouble for Colombia after Shinji Kagawa and starts a counter-attack for Los Cafeteros.

16:14

After an early wave of Colombian attacks, Japan are controlling matters and have looked dangerous on several set-pieces.

16:13
14'UCHIDA (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
16:12
12'HONDA (Japan) swings in the corner.
16:10
11'P. ARMERO (Colombia) commits a foul.
16:10
16:09
10'OKUBO (Japan) sees an effort go off target.
16:09

Good chance for Japan! Yoshito Okubo leads the attack for the Samurai Blue but cannot get a solid shot on goal.

16:08
9'P. ARMERO (Colombia) blocks the shot.
16:08
9'OKUBO (Japan) sees his effort hit the target.
16:07

Colombia's wall does its job and deflects the Japan free-kick allowing for David Ospina to easily collect.

16:06
7'CUADRADO (Colombia) blocks the shot.
16:06
7'HONDA (Japan) hits his free-kick on target.
16:05
6'GUARIN (Colombia) commits a foul.
16:05
5'A. MEJIA (Colombia) is penalised after committing a foul.
16:04

Colombia are enjoying the run of play early on as Japan are pressed back.

16:01
1'RAMOS (Colombia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on YOSHIDA (Japan).
16:01

THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Tonight's referee is Portugal's Pedro Proenca

Referees at the 2014 FIFA World Cup™: PEDRO PROENCA

16:00
1'HASEBE (Japan) commits a foul.
16:00
The match kicks off.

Japan get us underway in Cuiaba, wearing their traditional blue kit.

15:57

THE LINE-UPS

15:55

Standings - Group C

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
ColombiaCOL
6220051
Côte d'IvoireCIV
3210133
JapanJPN
1201112
GreeceGRE
1201103
15:55

Now it's the Colombians' turn as Oh Gloria Inmarcesible rings throughout the Arena Pantanal.

15:54

First up is Kimigayo, Japan's national anthem. The team is singing proudly together.

15:52

The teams are gathering in the tunnel and look set to enter the field momentarily.

15:50

Your 11

These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.

Japan
JapanJPN

1 Eiji KAWASHIMA, 2 Atsuto UCHIDA, 3 Gotoku SAKAI, 4 Keisuke HONDA, 5 Yuto NAGATOMO, 6 Masato MORISHIGE, 7 Yasuhito ENDO, 8 Hiroshi KIYOTAKE, 10 Shinji KAGAWA, 9 Shinji OKAZAKI, 11 Yoichiro KAKITANI

Colombia
ColombiaCOL

1 David OSPINA, 2 Cristian ZAPATA, 3 Mario YEPES, 7 Pablo ARMERO, 18 Juan ZUNIGA, 8 Abel AGUILAR, 10 James RODRIGUEZ, 11 Juan CUADRADO, 13 Fredy GUARIN, 9 Teofilo GUTIERREZ, 17 Carlos BACCA

15:50

ALBERTO ZACCHERONI
“This team has given lots of joy and satisfaction in previous matches over the past four years, so I'm hoping we can show that good part of our football against Colombia.”

15:45

FALCAO OUT FRONT
Colombia's injured starman tweeted out before warm-ups his encouragement for Los Cafeteros.
"In an hour continue building the dream. Go #StepbyStep Colombia"

15:40

Head-to-Head

Japan
JapanJPN
Colombia
ColombiaCOL
.0Wins1.
.1Draws1.
0Total Goals scored1
15:29

STAT ATTACK:
Japan’s last World Cup victory was a 3-1 success over Denmark exactly four years ago on 24 June.

15:26

HEAD TO HEAD:
Colombia are unbeaten in two previous meetings with Japan, having won 1-0 in the FIFA Confederations Cup France 2003 and played out a goalless draw in a friendly in 2007.

15:24

JAPAN-COLOMBIA LINE-UPS
The line-ups for this evening's match have been announced!

15:23

COLOMBIA IN DEPTH
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World Cup Team Profile: COLOMBIA

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15:22

JAPAN IN DEPTH
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15:20

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15:20

GOOD EVENING:
Hello and welcome to our coverage of this Group C clash between Japan and Colombia from Cuiaba. With Los Cafeteros already through to the Round of 16 after their second match, Jose Pekerman's side will look to secure the top spot in the group, though only Côte d'Ivoire can catch the South Americans should Colombia lose and Les Elephants win and surpass them in goal differential. Japan, meanwhile are in a fight for the second spot alongside Greece and the African side, so we should be in for some entertaining football. Stay with us as we bring you all the build-up from the Arena Pantanal before we begin out LIVE minute-by-minute coverage as these two teams battle for a spot in the knockout phase.

14:39

Weather

Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba

  • Sunny
  • 31° CTemperature
  • 10 m/sWind
  • 30 %Humidity
14:39
Japan
JapanJPN
  • 1KAWASHIMA (GK)
  • 2UCHIDA
  • 4HONDA
  • 5NAGATOMO
  • 9OKAZAKI
  • 10KAGAWA
  • 13OKUBO
  • 14AOYAMA
  • 15KONNO
  • 17HASEBE (C)
  • 22YOSHIDA
Colombia
ColombiaCOL
  • 1OSPINA (GK)(C)
  • 4ARIAS
  • 7P. ARMERO
  • 11CUADRADO
  • 13GUARIN
  • 15A. MEJIA
  • 16A. BALANTA
  • 19RAMOS
  • 20QUINTERO
  • 21JACKSON M.
  • 23VALDES

Current 11