Looking to make it two wins in a row, Japan suffered a heartbreaking upset loss to Colombia, leaving them with no hope of qualifying for the Round of 16.
Riku’s goal in the 30th minute gave 메이저사이트 Japan a comfortable lead, but their defense crumbled in the second half.
Eight minutes into the second half, they conceded an equalizer when they were outnumbered and missed an incoming attacker, and six minutes later, another lapse in defense led to a goal in a similar situation.
They compounded their bad luck with a penalty kick that hit the crossbar on a chance to equalize and a crucial header that hit the crossbar again.
Japan fell to 1-1, while Colombia secured their second straight win and a spot in the round of 16.