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FIFA World Cup 2018: Keisuke Honda's late strike secures 2-2 draw for Japan against Senegal

In their final group games on Thursday, Senegal will face Colombia in Samara while Japan play Poland in Volgograd.

Reported by: AP , Yekaterinburg [ Updated: June 24, 2018 23:23 IST ]
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Japan's Keisuke Honda celebrates a goal with his teammates

Senegal took the lead twice but Japan tied it up both times. Keisuke Honda came off the bench and scored from close range in the 78th minute to give the Japanese a 2-2 draw against Senegal at the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Sunday. (FIFA WORLD CUP 2018 SCHEDULE & RESULTS)

The draw keeps the two teams at the top of Group H ahead of their final matches.

Sadio Mane gave Senegal the lead in the 11th minute, deflecting the ball into the net for his first World Cup goal, but Takashi Inui equalised with a well-placed shot from inside the area in the 34th.

Moussa Wague restored Senegal's lead in the 71st minute. Honda came on the field a minute later and evened the score.

In their final group games on Thursday, Senegal will face Colombia in Samara while Japan play Poland in Volgograd.

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