Japan go through to knockouts on Fair Play despite losing to Poland; Belgium seal top spot in group by beating England [Photos]

Belgium beat England in a match where both teams had already qualified, Japan lost 1-0 to Poland but went through on fair play and Colombia beat Senegal to book a berth in the knockouts.

FP Sports June 29, 2018 16:48:28 IST
Poland beat Japan 1-0 to register their only win of the campaign so far, a result that most fans did not see coming. AFP
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Poland beat Japan 1-0 to register their only win of the campaign so far, a result that most fans did not see coming. AFP
Japan ended the night level on points and goal difference with Senegal and ended up going through on fair play, with the Asian side having less yellow cards to their name. AFP
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Japan ended the night level on points and goal difference with Senegal and ended up going through on fair play, with the Asian side having less yellow cards to their name. AFP
Colombia needed a win to ensure their progress to the next round, and the South Americans beat Senegal 1-0 through a goal by Yerry Mina. AFP
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Colombia needed a win to ensure their progress to the next round, and the South Americans beat Senegal 1-0 through a goal by Yerry Mina. AFP
Colombia will face England in the last match of the round of 16 on 3 July, while Japan will take on Belgium on 2 July. AP
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Colombia will face England in the last match of the round of 16 on 3 July, while Japan will take on Belgium on 2 July. AP
Panama took on Tunisia in a game that was largely inconsequential, as both teams had already been eliminated. AFP
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Panama took on Tunisia in a game that was largely inconsequential, as both teams had already been eliminated. AFP
The game ended 2-1 in favour of Tunisia, with debutantes Panama failing to earn a single point in their first ever World Cup campaign. AFP
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The game ended 2-1 in favour of Tunisia, with debutantes Panama failing to earn a single point in their first ever World Cup campaign. AFP
Belgium and England both made extensive changes to their line-ups, having both qualified for the next round. The game ended 1-0, with an Adnan Januzaj goal giving Belgium the victory. AFP
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Belgium and England both made extensive changes to their line-ups, having both qualified for the next round. The game ended 1-0, with an Adnan Januzaj goal giving Belgium the victory. AFP
Belgium's win means that Eden Hazard's side will now face an arduous path to the final, with good odds of playing against Brazil and France along the way. AFP
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Belgium's win means that Eden Hazard's side will now face an arduous path to the final, with good odds of playing against Brazil and France along the way. AFP