The Lions of Teranga came into the Group H decider needing a draw to advance but lost 1-0 to Colombia, Yerry Mina's second-half header proving to be the difference.
Japan were in the same boat as Senegal and they also lost by a single goal to Poland who were already out of contention but with goal difference, goals scored and the head-to-head match-up all level, it was the Japanese who qualified on Fifa's fair play ruling.
It means that Colombia move on to the knockout stage as group winners and Japan sneak through as runners-up.
Gueye, meanwhile, will eventually head back to Finch Farm along with Gylfi Sigurdsson to begin pre-season preparations with Everton.
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1 Posted 28/06/2018 at 18:14:55
2 Posted 28/06/2018 at 18:28:51
3 Posted 28/06/2018 at 19:45:27
Condolences to him but should be proud of a fine performance.
4 Posted 28/06/2018 at 20:03:45
5 Posted 28/06/2018 at 21:39:17
6 Posted 28/06/2018 at 21:40:07
Pickford can stay out a little longer of course – goalkeepers are different and all that.
8 Posted 28/06/2018 at 22:37:04
9 Posted 29/06/2018 at 00:30:52
10 Posted 29/06/2018 at 04:43:24
11 Posted 29/06/2018 at 06:16:41
12 Posted 29/06/2018 at 07:15:04
RS Danny Murphy constantly wanking on about Sade Mane even when he balloned a free kick and fell over doing it and getting fouled he does that so well, pathetic RS Murphy.
13 Posted 29/06/2018 at 08:31:18
I only wish he had more attacking prowess, he certainly has the engine to get from box to box, but he gets a nose bleed when he gets near the opposition box. It will be interesting to see how Marco Silva uses Gana; we saw him in the World Cup being given a bit more freedom to break up play in the opposition half.
14 Posted 29/06/2018 at 13:02:42
15 Posted 29/06/2018 at 13:37:19
Both teams played out the game with no intention or desire to get forward and change the result; so it's a real shame Senegal couldn't get the goal.
Still can't see Japan getting anything other than a damn good thrashing at Belgium's hands on Monday night so it's just a short stay of execution.
16 Posted 29/06/2018 at 14:17:14
Shots on target
Time spent in attacking third
Any of these would be fairer than the discipline one, and would have made for more interesting games. I feel very sorry for Senegal who I feel deserved their place in the next round more than Japan did. (Mainly because of how the Japan v Poland game ended up, to be fair.)
17 Posted 29/06/2018 at 20:05:45
I know he played well but he was hardly in the ‘ready' position. He may or may not have got to, I think, but he switched off at the wrong time.
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