‘Cool PK’ Japan falls to Colombia 1-2, drops to second place in Group C

Japan is upset by Colombia at the U20 World Cup.

Japan fell 1-2 to Colombia in their second Group C match of the 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup at the La Plata Stadium in Argentina on Friday at 6:00 a.m. ET. Japan, which beat Senegal 1-0 in the first leg, suffered its first loss of the tournament and dropped to second place in the group. They will face Israel in the third round.

Japan scored the first goal. In the 30th minute, Riku Yamane’s shot from a corner kick went out of bounds and into the corner of the Colombia goal. Colombia made two substitutions at the start of the second half.

In the ninth minute of the second half, Colombia equalized 메이저놀이터 when Jasper Aspiria scored with a left-footed shot from a quick counterattack to make it 1-1. Six minutes later, Colombia took the lead. Tomas Angel pounced on a loose ball in a chaotic situation in front of the goal.

Japan had a chance to equalize in the 38th minute of the second half. On a corner kick, a Colombian defender committed a handball foul. The referee looked to VAR and awarded Japan a penalty kick. Matsuki stepped up to take the PK. Matsuki’s PK shot hit the crossbar hard.

Japan had another chance in the 40th minute. Matsuki’s header hit the crossbar again. Ten minutes of extra time were awarded. Japan pushed hard. In the fifth minute of extra time, Japanese defender Anri Chase’s shot went wide. In the end, Japan was unable to overturn the 1-2 score.

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