Japan advances on fair play points despite loss to Poland

World Cup 2018 Japan vs Poland Preview Japan Dream Of Round Of 16 As They Face Eliminated Poland

World Cup 2018 Japan vs Poland Preview Japan Dream Of Round Of 16 As They Face Eliminated Poland

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In fact Japan were looking like going out alongside Poland, after the Polish side claimed all three points with Bednarek's goal.

Japan lost 1-0 to Poland on Thursday but survived to become the only Asian side to qualify for last 16 of the World Cup in Russian Federation - and the first team ever to progress thanks to FIFA's new disciplinary tie-breaker rule.

Poland boss Adam Nawalka said his players proved a point by coming out to win despite defeats to Colombia and Senegal having already seen them exit the competition. "It's the World Cup, and sometimes these things can't be avoided", he said after the game. I'm not too happy about this but I forced my players to do what I said.

"It was a day when Japan became pragmatic at the World Cup", Yamamoto said, adding, "I want the players to switch their mindset for the next round and put in a performance that they can proudly show to children aspiring to be professional footballers".

The Polish will do everything they can to make life hard for Japan, as Robert Lewandowski, the leading marksman in European qualification, attempts to score his first goal at Russian Federation 2018.

At the end of the group matches, Senegal with six yellow cards to Japan's four ultimately lost out and will be disappointed heading home under the circumstance. He beat his marker at the far post and volleyed in a swerving free kick from Rafal Kurzawa.

Poland had to wait until the 32nd minute for a chance as Bartosz Bereszynski picked out Kamil Grosicki, who met the cross with a header that was palmed away by goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.

"Of course Japan's scouts and staff were there analyzing the Colombia-Senegal game, watching how it was panning out and reporting to the manager".

Intrigued by a commercial promotion for the game that was clearly influenced by "Monday Night Football", the family attends the match. Their best chance came with 32 minutes played, after a bullet header from Grosicky was just scraped out by Kawashima, with the ball just millimetres from crossing the line.

However, it's Akira Nishino's side who will play the winners of England's group in Rostov-on-Don on July 2 due to their superior fair play record.

Poland star striker Robert Lewandowski missed a good chance to double the lead in the 74th minute, meaning he failed to score in all three matches he played at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

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