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FIFA 2018 Day 6: Senegal, Japan And Russia Emerge Victorious

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| June 20 , 2018 , 11:14 IST

Day 6 of the FIFA World Cup on Tuesday brought in victories for Senegal, Japan and Russia. Columbian star Andreas Sanchez received the second fastest red card in the history of the FIFA World Cup

Senegal emerged victorious by beating Poland 2-1 in the Group H encounter. While in another sensational Group H match, Japan secured an easy 2-1 win over Columbia. In the Group A encounter, Russia thrashed Egypt with a 3-1 win.

In the Poland Senegal meet, An own goal from Poland defender Thiago Cionek’s deflected shot in the 37th minute of the match and M'Baye Niang's first strike for Senegal in the second half earned the Polish side a 2-1 victory in Group H.

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In the Group A encounter between the host Russia and Egypt, the host side emerged victorious over the Egyptians with a thrashing 3-1 win. The first half of the game was cold and the scores remained to nil. The Russian side attained a lead in the seventeenth minute of the second by an own goal from Egyptian defender Ahmad Fathy. The 1 goal lead brought in momentum to the game and the hosts scored two more goals in the 59th and 62nd minute of the game. However, Mohammad Salah’s penalty brought a goal to the Egyptian side but could not help them to change the course of the game.

In yet another sensational Group H encounter on the Day 6 of the world tournament, Japan secured an easy 2-1 win over the Columbian opponent after the elimination of Columbian star Sanchez in the 3rd minute of the game. Sanchez was shown the second-fastest red card in World Cup history. Kagawa then put Japan ahead from the penalty spot but even with 10 men Jose Pekerman was able to make his side competitive and Juan Fernando Quintero leveled the score with a free-kick six minutes before half-time. Japan’s Yuya Osako headed the winner in the 73rd minute.