Honda salvages 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal with late strike

Senegal coach Cisse Sad Over Draw With Japan

Senegal and Japan drew 2-2 on Sunday at the World Cup, leaving the door open for Colombia and Poland to get firmly back into the battle for a spot in the round of 16.

Sadio Mane and Moussa Wague had given Senegal hope of a second successive victory in Russian Federation but efforts from Takashi Inui and Keisuke Honda earned Japan a deserved share of the spoils.

Kawashima punched a shot he should have caught and the ball ricocheted off Mane's knee and in to give Senegal a deserved lead.

One of those, Keisuke Honda, scored the equaliser that made it 2-2 just six minutes after coming on. Kagawa will be at the heart of everything that Japan do moving forwards, and he will probably be the one who provides the goal threat.

In the 72nd minute 19-year-old Moussa Wague put Senegal 2-1 ahead with a superb strike into the top corner for his first senior worldwide goal.

But 16 years on from their debut World Cup, the Teranga Lions continue to win new fans in Russian Federation.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse criticised his team for letting Japan equalise twice in their World Cup Group H game on Sunday (June 24) and said he expected more from central defenders Kalidou Koulibaly and Salif Sane.

As Turkey votes, Erdoğan eyes new term
Opposition parties and NGOs had deployed up to half a million monitors at ballot boxes to try to prevent possible electoral fraud. Unofficial results broadcast on Turkish television also gave his ruling party and its alliance partner a majority in parliament.

Those missed opportunities were brought into sharp focus after 71 minutes when Wague steamed in at the back post to meet Sabaly's low cross and crash a powerful strike into the roof of the net. I felt we started the game well but then we let them back into it.

"The players were very confident and positive, and I myself thought we could have gone for the victory".

Japan will have been delighted with their 2-1 win against Colombia, but Nishino's side laboured at times, despite the South Americans being reduced to 10 men inside three minutes.

"It is very important to neutralise Mane but we did a pretty good job in dulling his threat, but what we were more anxious about was the impact he has on other Senegal players. But as a countermeasure against Sadio Mane I think we did pretty well".

"Of course in the second half we wanted to win", Nishino told reporters.

While Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are already making plans to return home after failing to secure a point, Senegal can still ensure Africa has at least one representative in the last 16.

The World Cup match between Japan and Senegal will be broadcast live on FOX.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Victor winner chicken dinner: Germany makes €3 billion from Greece's financial crisis
Jun 25, 2018 - 09:29
A deal to ease Greek debt has always been seen as a key ingredient in the country's successful return to economic health and foray back into financial markets.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Restaurant asks Trump spokesman Sarah Sanders to leave
Jun 25, 2018 - 09:25
A Red Hen eatery in Washington took to social media to let people know they aren't affiliated with the Lexington restaurant. Mary Tyler Moreno posted this missive: "Chili's - "I want my baby back baby back baby back, no my actual baby back".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bulldog named Zsa Zsa wins World's Ugliest Dog contest
Jun 25, 2018 - 07:31
It is usually held on Friday nights, but organizers moved the competition to Saturday in an effort to draw a bigger audience. After her photo was posted on a pet finder website, she was adopted and lives a retired life in Anoka, Minnesota.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Coutinho, Neymar strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica
Jun 23, 2018 - 19:25
With 20 minutes left, Gamboa made his first mistake and Neymar should have capitalised. The first goal was all that Brazil needed to switch to attack mode.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jurassic World 2 Chomps Down on $15.3M Thursday Box Office
Jun 23, 2018 - 18:46
In fact, the franchise really hasn't been a critical darling overall, though Jurassic Park certainly was with an RT score over 90. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) warned everyone from the start about what could happen if push comes to shove.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Video Shows Priest Slapping Baby Across Face During Baptism
Jun 23, 2018 - 18:34
The priest was heard saying afterwards: " There, you have to calm yourself, you have to calm yourself, there, there ". But it soon becomes clear that the child is not enjoying the process as it can be heard screaming loudly.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bithumb becomes the second victim to crypto theft in Korea this month
Jun 23, 2018 - 17:49
Bithumb also reported that assets are being transferred to a cold wallet while they "build up the security system and upgrade DB". South Korea's spy agency later accused North Korea of being responsible after the stolen information was used to carry out scams.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China 'underestimated' Trump, a key adviser says
Jun 23, 2018 - 13:26
The initial list of 1,102 Chinese products facing tariffs, covering 28 closely printed pages, was issued June 15. Mr Trump also has slapped tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from Canada, Mexico and European allies.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Moms breastfeed in front of ICE headquarters to protest Trump immigration policies
Jun 23, 2018 - 00:12
But children already separated will not be immediately reunited with their families as the order did not cover existing cases. Trump's daughter Ivanka thanked her father on Twitter for "taking critical action ending family separation at our border".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top This new iOS 12 feature could save your life
Jun 23, 2018 - 00:05
HELO uses a device's Global Positioning System and cell towers to estimate a 911 caller's location. RapidSOS is now working with those centers to get its technology in place.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top North Korea ‘total denuclearization’ started; officials see no new moves
Jun 23, 2018 - 00:00
Past reunions, some televised, have often unleashed floods of tears, with face-to-face encounters ending in painful separations. The United States led a group of 16 nations in fighting alongside South Korea against North Korea, China, and the Soviet Union.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senegal fans celebrate victory over Poland by cleaning the stadium
Jun 21, 2018 - 08:41
The accomplished Cisse, led Senegal to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2002 as the team's captain. Watch the Senegal fans tidy up after themselves here .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kane disappointed by refereeing decisions despite England win
Jun 21, 2018 - 06:35
But again, the officials allowed play to continue with no word to the contrary from VAR referee Sandro Ricci and his team. You train hard, work hard and do a lot of stuff but recovery is just as important.

Luis Suarez goal helps Uruguay, Russia qualify for last 16
Jun 21, 2018 - 05:25
If Uruguay wins today then they move on and Saudi Arabia is out. Saudi Arabia will play Egypt that same day in Volgograd.

Recording of Children Crying Adds to Anger over US Policy
Jun 20, 2018 - 04:44
Migrant advocates announced they would rally outside the federal courthouse in Phoenix on Monday afternoon to protest the policy. The Department of Health and Human Services said there are now 11,700 children under its care in 100 shelters across 17 states.