Senegal: Fans disappointed after World Cup elimination due to tiebreaker rule

Senegalese football fans in Dakar were left disappointed after their national football team was eliminated from the World Cup on Thursday. The Senegal squad became the first team to ever be eliminated from the tournament on the 'fair play' tiebreaker rule, after losing to Colombia 1-0. The victory put Colombia to the top of Group H with six points, while Senegal was put in a tie with Japan in... Еще second place. Despite losing its final match of the group stage, 1-0 to Poland, Japan progressed thanks to a lower number of yellow cards. While Japan had four yellow cards in its three group matches, Senegal had six. The fair play tiebreaker rule compares the number of yellow and red cards a team has been handed over the course of the tournament. Senegal's elimination marks the first time ever that a team has been sent home from the tournament due to the rule.

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