Published: Sat, June 23, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Japan's Princess Takamado makes surprise Russia visit for World Cup

Japan's Princess Takamado makes surprise Russia visit for World Cup

Much of the second-half was a one-way traffic, with Japan making all the noise while Colombia were yet to come up with a real attacking move. Senegal recorded the first African win at the 2018 World Cup when they beat Poland 2-1.

As sharp as Samurai swords, Japan twice sliced their way through the Colombian defence to earn the first ever win for an Asian side at the World Cup finals yesterday afternoon.

Senegal's 2-1 win over Poland on Tuesday was celebrated across the continent after the other teams from the continent including Egypt, Tunisia, Nigeria and Morocco lost their opening matches.


The grey-feathered tipster called Olivia, who lives at Nasu Animal Kingdom in Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo, predicted that Colombia would beat Group H rivals Japan when they face off in Russian Federation, local media reported on Monday. "I wanted to play along the sides so that they could pass balls forward so that we could cause Japan more problems", said Pekerman. Princess Hisako of Takamada appeared at Mordovia Arena in Saransk, where Japan beat Colombia 2-1, and waved to spectators.

Combined with the 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia on June 14, the 2018 FIFA World Cup hosts are now on the top of its Group A with six points.

Sanchez said his teammates didn't say anything to him after the game, calling the team "united". Colombia leveled the score in the 39th minute, but Japan took advantage of its numeric superiority to pull ahead in the 73rd minute.


Colombia is grouped with Japan, Senegal and Poland. "We need to question everything and prepare for the Japan match in the same way", he said.

Be that as it may, Sanchez's red is fascinatingly one of the longest a World Cup tournament has gone without one in a single campaign.

The World Cup schedule for Wednesday has three matches.


It was also the first time in history that a team's first foul in a World Cup match has led to a sending-off. Six of the top eight teams in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings failed to win their initial matches.

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