Japan Defeats Colombia 2-1 in World Cup
An early penalty goal by Shinji Kagawa helped lead Japan to a surprising 2-1 win over Colombia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday. The victory marks the first time an Asian team has beaten a South American team in a World Cup match.
Soon after the match began, Yuya Osako of Japan won a bouncing ball to begin a series of actions that led to a penalty. Colombia's Carlos Sanchez received a red card for blocking Kagawa's shot on goal with his extended right arm. Japan took a 1-0 lead after Kagawa scored on the resulting penalty kick.
Colombia had to play with 10 men for the rest of the match against Japan's eleven.
They evened the score late in the first half on a rolling free kick by Juan Quintero. But Osako scored the second goal for Japan with a header from a corner kick.
Japan became the latest team to pull off an upset at the World Cup. The team joins Mexico, Switzerland and Iceland in earning surprising results. The score was especially unexpected because Japan had changed coaches shortly before the tournament. And no Asian team had ever defeated a South American team in 17 World Cup meetings.
Colombia defeated Japan 4-1 when the teams played in Brazil four years ago.
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周二，香川真司（Shinji Kagawa）开局一记点球罚进让日本队在2018年世界杯上意外以2：1战胜哥伦比亚队。这是亚洲球队首次在世界杯比赛中击败南美球队 。
比赛开始后不久，日本队的大迫勇也抢到反弹球后开始了一系列进攻，最后赢得点球。哥伦比亚的卡洛斯·桑切斯（Carlos Sanchez）右手拦截香川真司的射门被红牌罚下 。香川真司点球罚进后，日本队以1：0领先 。
在上半场的后半段，哥伦比亚队的胡安·金特罗（Juan Quintero）连续任意球扳平了比分。而大迫勇也以角球头球让日本队第二次进球 。
日本成为最新一支在世界杯上爆冷的球队。该球队与此前的墨西哥队、瑞士队和冰岛队都取得了令人惊讶的成绩 。这一比分尤其出人意料，因为日本队在比赛前不久刚经历“换帅” 。在此前的17场世界杯比赛中，没有哪支亚洲球队击败过南美球队 。