Everything you need to know about the World Cup’s fair play tiebreaker
Jun 28 2018
All eyes will be on Senegal on Thursday afternoon, when they face high-flying Colombia.
Senegal have been eliminated from the World Cup in one of the harshest ways possible - and BBC commentator Mark Lawrenson is unimpressed.
Akira Nishino's side finished with the same number of points, goals scored and goals conceded as Senegal, but were shown only four yellow cards to the African side's six.
Yet they still progressed in second place on account of having fewer yellow cards than Senegal, who were level on points, goal difference and goals scored with Japan, after the Africans lost 1-0 to Colombia.