Japan train after Senegal draw keeps World Cup hopes alive

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Kazan (Russia), June 25 (IANS) Japan’s squad took part in a recuperative training session here on Monday, a day after it kept its last-16 hopes alive with a gritty display to grind out a 2-2 draw against a strong Senegal team.

Takashi Inui and Keisuke Honda, responded to goals from Sadio Mané and Moussa Wagué respectively to keep the scoreline level until the final whistle, and Colombia’s win over Poland kept the three top teams in contention for the knockout stages, reports Efe.

The winner of Group H will go on to play the runner-up in Group G, which will now be either England or Belgium.

Japan face Poland on Thursday.

–IANS

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