Baby Mikoto is German-Japanese. Should she support ‘die MANNSCHAFT’ or the BLUE SAMURAI? On her trip to Japan she meets the father of Japan star Genki Haraguchi and a world champion from 2014: Lukas Podolski.
Bundesliga duo Shinji Kagawa and Yuya Osako both got themselves on the scoresheet as Japan triumphed over ten-man Colombia. They become the first Asian team to ever beat a South American side at the World Cup.
Colombia finished top of Group H after Yerry Mina's second goal in as many games sent Senegal crashing out of the World Cup on account of their poor disciplinary record. Japan progressed despite a 1-0 loss to Poland.
Senegal have blown Group H wide open with a 2-1 win against Poland in Moscow. The first African winner of the competition so far profited from a Polish own goal and a back-pass gone very wrong indeed.
Senegal's defeat means Africa will not have any representatives in the last 16 at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Fans have been quick to voice their disappointment at their teams' performances.
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