Japan qualifies for next level, Senegal out on fair play
Senegal team has become the first-ever team to be eliminated from a FIFA World Cup based on fair play points.
Senegal was defeated 0-1 by Colombia and finished the Group H with same points, goal difference and goals scored as Japan. But Japan qualified as they had two yellow cards less than Senegal.
Japan was defeated in their last 2018 FIFA World Cup Group H match against Poland but have qualified for the next round on the basis of yellow cards.
Tunisia also had a 2-1 victory over Panama in their final Group G match in making it their first World Cup finals win in 40 years.