End to end play is quickly becoming the defining characteristic of Group H games, with both Japan and Senegal transitioning quickly into attack.

Sadio Mane gave Senegal an early lead, making the most of a goalkeeping error, before Japan struck back through Takashi Inui to level things up at half-time.

Japan took control of the second half but Moussa Wague only needed one opportunity to put Senegal ahead against the run of play.

Their lead was short lived as Keisuke Honda made an immediate impact coming off the bench and the game ended 2-2.   


Eiji Kawashima- 6

Misdirected a punch which resulted in the first goal, leaving him seemingly unsettled for the rest of the game.

Hiroki Sakai- 7

Not afraid to run the ball out of danger, creating attacking opportunities from transitional play.

Maya Yoshida- 8

Was solid in defence and worked well to track Mane’s runs.

Gen Shoji- 6

Quiet game but when he did have the ball he showed technique, with first touches creating space in the middle of the park.