1 vs. 4
JPN
COL
90+4'
A save for Mondrago in the last minute, and that's full time. Greece have scored in the last minute, so shoulld now join Colombia in the next round.

GOAL!!!!!! Samaras has done it and Greece are going into the last 16!

90+3'
We're into the last minute of the match.
89'
 
GOAL! Japan 1-4 Colombia. Rodriguez scores. A lovely through ball for him to chase, he turns onto his right, then left, then puts Yoshida on his bottom and lifts the ball over the 'keeper.
Colombia Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Center

Colombia Substitution
Japan Substitution
84'
 
Mondragon comes on for Ospina to become the oldest player at the World Cup ever. Kagawa is relaced by Kiyotake.
83'
Kagawa runs onto a through ball and sends a shot form 10 yards just wide.
82'
 
GOAL! Japan 1-3 Colombia. Martinez scores. Colombia on yet another counterattack. Rodriguez sends a disguised ball down the line for Martinez to run across to. He steadies himself, cuts onto his left foot and curls a shot into the far corner.
Colombia Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

81'
The chances of Japan scoring three goals now to qualify is remote.
79'
A sustained period of possession for a few minutes, and Colombia finally break. Ramos looks for Rodriguez in loads of space on the right, but his pass is far too weak.
77'
Ivory Coast have equalised, meaning it will be Colombia and Ivory Coast who go through if things stay the same.
75'
Konna curls a shot straight into the arms of Ospina
73'
Yoshida tries to clear a Guarin cross from the left, but it's blocked and out for a goal kick.
72'
Lots of neat passing from Japan around the box, which is intercepted. Ramos gets up the left, the first cross comes to Rodriguez, who has his shot blocked, and out to Martinez, whose shot is blocked, and Colombia have a corner on the left wing.
70'
Two corners from the left in quick succession for Japan, and Yamaguchi overhits a cross. Okubo keeps it in, and Japan try to build again, unsuccessfully.
Japan Substitution
65'
Okubo gets to a low cross along the line, and he can just slot it home, and instead fires it well over. A terrible miss.
64'
Honda's free kick is initially pushed away by Ospina, and eventually the danger passes.
Colombia Yellow card

Japan

Colombia

63'
 
Guarin is booked for a trip in midfield.
62'
 
Aoyama is repaced by Yamaguchi.
Japan Substitution
61'
Balanta throws an arm into Okazaki's face. He should be sent off, and isn't.
58'
Kagawa runs onto a short forward pass and sends a shot high and away from the topo corner.
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Suarez and Chiellini getting acquainted at the Confederations Cup, last summer http://t.co/SIOBfEcMiY

55'
 
GOAL! Japan 1-2 Colombia. Martinez scores. Rodriguez receives the ball inside the box, takes a couple of touches, slides a lovely pass left for Martinez, and he strikes a shot into the far corner.
Colombia Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Right

54'
Rodriguez sends in a great cross for Carbonero, but he sends his shot just over.
51'
Colombia win a throw on the left Rodriguez crosses for Ramos at the back post, and it runs out.
50'
Rodriguez sprints towards goal, gets to the angle of the box and the D, and his shot is deflected wide for a corner. The corner drops and is half-cleared. Carbonero's cross ends with an offside.
48'
Martinez is down injured and receivng treatment. He's OK.
47'
Balanta runs straight into Okazaki. A quite funny and accidental foul.
46'
Carbonero and Rodriguez are on to replace Cuadrado and Quintero.
Colombia Substitution
Colombia Substitution
HT
There is a requirement to post videos because fans and readers demands constant moving lights, so here's one of a nice song while we wait for the second half.
45+2'
 
GOAL! Japan 1-1 Colombia. Okazaki scores. Japan attack down the right with Honda. He comes onto his left and curls a lovely cross for Okazaki, who squeezes in a shot between Ospina and post. That's the last kick of the half - it's half time.
Japan Goal

Header - Bottom Right

45+1'
Cuadrado finds Martinez with a crossfield pass, he passes to Quintero, and he falls over.
45'
Update, from the other game.

UPDATE: Did Greece score in a World Cup game? No, No, No, No, Yes, No, No, No, Yes.

42'
Japan lose possession in their half. It's out wide to Ramos, who looks up and passes square for Martinez, but he drags a low, slow shot wide of goal.
41'
A rare spell of possession for Colombia. Armero sends in a cross which is headed away.
40'
Kagawa gets to a bouncing long ball on the edge of the box and his volley is deflected well over. Another corner, for Honda on the right. He and Kagawa play 4000 passes outside the box and so Colombia take it off them.
39'
Cesare Prandelli has resigned, by the way.
38'
Colombia have had just one shot on goal, and Japan 10.
36'
Okubo tries an athletic overhead kick at the back post, but it's well over.
35'
Colombia send a long bal forward, from Arias to Cuadrado, but it's out of play and overhit.
33'
Honda whips a curling free kick to the far corner, and Ospina scurries across to make sure it doesn't sneak in. It wasn't far out.
32'
The corner is swung away from goal, it's headed out by Okazaki, and Japan win another foul on the edge of the box as Valdes fouls Yoshida.
31'
Colombia concede yet another corner, and Honda will take from the left.

Japan on a mission to give away as many penos as possible.

30'
Some more delicate build up from Japan ends in triumph. I mean, it comes to nowt.
28'
Japan still having most of the possession so far. Now Colombia comes forward again. Cuadrado receives the ball on the wing, sends a pass to Martinez, and he performs an outrageous dive.
26'
Kagawa finds space on the edge of the box, cuts across the pitch and drags a shot just wide of goal.
24'
Martinez sprint towards goal but is well tackled in the area but Yoshida.
23'
Honda's free kick is straight into the wall.
21'
Japan had enjoyed the brighter start, and now Okazaki is brought down for another free kick.
20'
Colombia concede a corner on the right wing. Honda swings it in and Ospina punches it away.
17'
 
PENALTY! AND GOAL! Japan 0-1 Colombia. Cuadrado scores. Konno is booked for a lunge on Ramos in the box. Cuadrado steps up to take it and sends a shot straight down the middle.
Colombia Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Center

Japan Yellow card

Japan

Colombia

16'
Colombia defending deep again and take the ball off Japan in the box. They attempt to attack and are quickly closed out. Japan are harrying them well.
14'
Honda is tackled as he reaches the area, looking for Okubo. Ushida then comes down the right and has a shot deflected for a corner. It's taken short, it comes to Hasebe, but he sends in a poor long shot.
13'
Japan win a corner on the left. Honda takes short to Kagawa and his cross is overhit and headed away.
11'
Arias amusingly pushes Nagamoto to the floor as the defender shields a ball out of play for Japan.
10'
Okubo has a shot from distance that is well wide.
9'
Japan are looking lively. Okubo receives a through ball in the area, takes a couple of touches, and sends a shot that is quickly blocked.
7'
Nothing happens as a result of the free kick.

RT @Rupert_Fryer: Keep an eye on River defender Eder Alvarez Balanta. Only 21 and a huge talent. Already Mendes-owned, obviously #COL

5'
Japan have a little spell now, and win a free kick 30 yards out after Guarin trips Hasebe.
3'
Colombia are dominating possession, but Quintero's ball forward drifts out for a goal kick.
2'
I'd love to tell you what time the game is but my feed doesn't have it on the display. It's a triumph of technology. On the pitch, not much is going on. Blame BBC3 for both.
1'
At 90 degrees pitchside, it's going to be a tough match. However, I've just checked the facts and that's not centigrade. We kick off.
20:55
Right, we have kick off in five minutes after some immaculately observed national anthems. Weird how it's always the same one for each country, isn't it?
20:50
Here's the always excellent Rory Smith on Luis Suarez.

You may not think it's as bad as a dangerous tackle (I don't, but that's subjective) but that doesn't mean it's ok. It's not. It's weird.

20:45
Here Eurosport posits the theory on who to blame for Suarez's bite.
Suarez ‘bite’ overshadows dreadful England – and it is Dr Peters’ fault (sort of)

Roy Hodgson and England were facing more negative headlines...until a certain Luis Suarez got his teeth stuck in. Continue reading →

20:40
If you'd like to get involved throughout the match, then buy all means contact me on Twitter at @lxndrnthrtn.
20:35
Here's a photo of the tactics probably used by Japan.
20:30
Do you like zaniness? Me too, I absolutely love it. Take a look at a sideshow of the best World Cup costumes, here.
Best costumes of the 2014 World Cup

View Best costumes of the 2014 World Cup on Yahoo Eurosport UK. See Best costumes of the 2014 World Cup and find more pictures in our photo galleries.

20:25
Here's a link of all Suarez's biting. It goes on a while because he keeps doing it.
20:20
Here's an excellent piece by Jack Lang on the hosts and what they need from Neymar and the rest of the side.
The fatal flaws Brazil must address, despite Neymar’s brilliance

Nick Miller was impressed by Neymar's performance against Cameroon but also saw some glaring weaknesses in Brazil's team which could result in an early exit. Continue reading →

20:15
Here's a video preview of Japan versus Colombia, because we are all living in a digital age, however reluctantly.
Japan v Colombia | Result | World Cup 2014 in Brazil - Yahoo Eurosport

Get the live result from Japan v Colombia in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil from Yahoo Eurosport. Find stats, team line-ups and man of the match here.

20:10
Here's Reda Maher on Bitegate 3: The Biting
World Cup - Suarez 'bites' opponent as Uruguay knock Italy out

Luis Suarez appeared to bite an opponent for the third time as Uruguay beat Italy 1-0.

20:10
The slightly big news is that Shinji Kagawa starts. But let's be honest, we all know what we want to talk about, and what we are going to talk about. Three times. Three times he bit someone.
20:05
TEAMS: Japan: Kawashima, Uchida, Honda, Nagatomo, Okazaki, Kagawa, Okubo, Aoyama, Konno, Hasebe, Yoshida. /// Colombia: Ospina, Arias, Armero, Cuadrado, Guarin, Meija, Balanta, Ramos, Quintero, Martinez, Valdez.

Starting Line-ups

Japan
Colombia
    • 1
      Kawashima
    • 5
      Nagatomo
    • 15
      Yasuyuki Konno
    • 22
      Yoshida
    • 2
      Uchida
    • 17
      Hasebe
    • 14
      Aoyama
    • 10
      Kagawa
    • 4
      Honda
    • 9
      Okazaki
    • 13
      Okubo
Team Manager:  Javier Aguirre
    • 19
      Ramos
    • 11
      Cuadrado
    • 13
      Guarín
    • 20
      Quintero
    • 21
      Martínez
    • 15
      Mejía
    • 4
      Arias
    • 14
      Valdés
    • 16
      Balanta
    • 7
      Armero
    • 1
      Ospina
Team Manager:  José Pekerman
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
E. KawashimaDFP
0 0 4 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Y. NagatomoDFP
0 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
M. YoshidaDFP
0 0 0 4 8 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
A. UchidaDFP
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Yasuyuki KonnoDFP
0 0 1 1 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. HasebeDFP
0 0 1 77 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
K. HondaDFP
0 1 2 41 4 6 0 4 0 0 0 90
S. KagawaDFP
0 0 4 42 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 85
S. OkazakiDFP
1 0 2 11 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 69
T. AoyamaDFP
0 0 0 34 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 62
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Y. OkuboDFP
0 0 4 22 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. OspinaDFP
0 5 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 85
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. ArmeroDFP
0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
C. ValdésDFP
0 0 0 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
S. AriasDFP
0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
E. BalantaDFP
0 0 0 1 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. GuarínDFP
0 0 0 29 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 90
J. MartínezDFP
2 0 4 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. MejíaDFP
0 0 0 22 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 90
J. CuadradoDFP
1 0 1 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 45
J. QuinteroDFP
0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. RamosDFP
0 1 0 31 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
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