Bednarek on target in Japan win

By SFC Media time Thu 28 Jun International
Photo by Getty Images

Jan Bednarek netted his first international for Poland as they triumphed 1-0 over Maya Yoshida’s Japan in World Cup Group H.

Bednarek broke the deadlock on 59 minutes as he side-footed home Rafał Kurzawa’s inviting free-kick from the left.

News soon filtered through that Colombia had taken the lead against Senegal in Samara, meaning Yoshida’s Japan would also progress due to the fair play rule.

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 28:  Naomichi Ueda of Japan heads the ball to Eiji Kawashima (not pictured) during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Japan and Poland at Volgograd Arena on June 28, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Yerry Mina’s goal in that clash was enough for Akira Nishino’s men as the game petered out.

The results mean that Colombia qualified as group winners, with Japan in second and Poland bowing out in the group stage.

England will face either of those sides in the round of 16, dependent upon the outcome of their clash with Belgium later tonight.

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