Japan beat Colombia 2-1 in Group H opener

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Japan’s forward Yuya Osako (C) celebrates with Japan’s defender Yuto Nagatomo (L) and Japan’s midfielder Makoto Hasebe after scoring their second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group H football match between Colombia and Japan at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk on June 19, 2018. (AFP image)

SARANSK, Russia (AFP) — Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in the opening match in World Cup Group H on Tuesday, taking advantage of an early red card for midfielder Carlos Sanchez.

Shinji Kagawa gave Japan the lead from the penalty spot after Sanchez handled the ball. Juan Quintero brought Colombia level as half-time approached but Yuya Osako grabbed the winner in the second period.

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