World Cup: Colombia knock Senegal out to qualify for pre-quarters

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Samara, June 28 (IANS) Colombia qualified for the pre-quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup riding on Yerry Mina’s second half winner to knock Senegal out in a crunch Group H encounter here on Thursday.

After a barren first half, Mina headed in a corner late in the second session to send Colombian players and supporters into delirium as they needed nothing less than a victory to secure qualification.

Japan lost to already disqualified Poland in the other Group H game meaning Colombia finished top of the charts with six points from three games while Senegal ended engagements in third place on four points.

–IANS

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