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The End Of The Japan-Poland Game Annoyed A Lot Of Football Fans

The End Of The Japan-Poland Game Annoyed A Lot Of Football Fans

Senegal were knocked out of the World Cup in the most cruel circumstances, with Japan progressing from Group H into the knockouts because they had two less yellow cards than Aliou Cissé's side.

Due to the two sides boasting identical records, having drew 2-2 with one another on Sunday and both winning 2-1 and losing 1-0 in their other two games, it was Japan who pipped Senegal to the second spot courtesy of the four play ruling.

With both games kicking off at the same time, in the latter stages of the match Japan were well aware of the Senegal result and the fact that they were heading through.

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Images: BBC
Images: BBC

So despite losing 1-0 to Poland, they showed absolutely no intent on attacking. With the game played at a walking pace, their opponents let them pass the back at the back under no pressure to see the game out.

It got under the skin of plenty of folk on social media:

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Rules are rules but it doesn't feel like fair play, does it?

Sound off in the comments.

Topics: Football News, Senegal, Football, World Cup, Japan, Poland

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