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World Cup: VAR, Fair Play Rule Eliminate Senegal

Thursday, June 28
Poland 1-0 Japna
Senegal 0-1 Colombia

African representatives Senegal have been eliminated from the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The Lions of Terranga, needing a draw to seal their place at the knock out, lost their last group game 1-0 to Colombia.

The remaining hope of Africa, after Morocco, Nigeria, Egypt and Tunisia had already crashed out, Senegal were given some temporary hope when the Referee pointed to the spot inside the first half.

Davinson Sanchez brought down Sadio Mane in the box, however, after taking a look at the replay (VAR), the ref changed his mind.

Consequently, the team later conceded a goal when Barca’s Mina scored a header from the corner, and the team never recovered.


Senegal finishes third on the log, level on points with Second placed Japan who lost to Poland.

The Fair play rules leaves Senegal in third because they accumulated six yellow cards to Japan’s four.

In determining the group stages classifications, Fair play rules come into play when the teams in question have the same – points, goal difference, goals scored and goals against, as it was the case between Senegal and Japan.

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