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Venue: Arena Pantanal,Cuiabá
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As it happened: Japan v Colombia

2014-06-25 00:00
Last Updated at 11:36
25 Jun 00:10

That's all folks.

Have a good rest because 17 hours from now we're back #Sport24

25 Jun 00:09

Colombia proved to be too strong for Japan tonight.

Greece's last minute penalty secured the Europeans' passage to the Round of 16, so Alberto Zaccheroni's side bow out in the Group Stage, and the Colombians celebrate wildly in Cuiaba.

Colombia will face Uruguay in the last 16 at the Maracana in an all South American showdown where as Greece face Costa Rica.

Later today sees Bosnia take on Iran and Nigeria challenge Messi's Argentina in 18:00 (SA time) encounter. 

At 22:00 (SA time) Ecuador v France and Honduras tackle Sepp Blatter's home nation Switzerland. 

25 Jun 00:01
25 Jun 00:00
24 Jun 23:54
Japan 1-4 Colombia
24 Jun 23:53
And the referee blows full-time. What a game. Colombia relishes another 1994 opportunity. Fantastic game. 
24 Jun 23:52
Greece took the lead. Through a penalty, 2-1 to Greece. 
24 Jun 23:51
24 goals has been scored by substitutes in this SWC. 
24 Jun 23:50
4-1 to Colombia
24 Jun 23:50

Just genius work from James Rodriguez as he finishes off yet another counter attack.

24 Jun 23:49
89' GOOAL!
24 Jun 23:45
84' What a spectacle. Colombia takes off goalkeeper Ospina and brings on the oldest goalkeeper to ever play SWC, Faryd Mondragon.
24 Jun 23:42
Japan 1-3 Colombia
24 Jun 23:42
Jackson Martinez gets onto a through ball after a quick counter attack by James Rodriguez. 
24 Jun 23:41
24 Jun 23:38
78' Japan knocking the ball around nicely but Ospina has been handling all there on target shots easily. Not threatening enough to score.
24 Jun 23:34
IVORY COAST have equalised. As it stands Yaya Toure is in the last 16 along with Skakira's waka Colombia. 
24 Jun 23:28
69' Shinji Okazaki off. Kakitani on for Japan.
24 Jun 23:26
65' Japan continue to put up a fight. 
24 Jun 23:24
64' Honda sees his freekick effort hit the target but Ospina saves it
24 Jun 23:22
62' Yamaguchi comes off the bench to replace Aoyama for Japan
24 Jun 23:16
57' Ole Ole Ole's going off in Cuiaba. 
24 Jun 23:15

James Rodriguez lays it off for Jackson Martinez and he places it pass Ospina. 

2-1 to Colombia

24 Jun 23:14
55' GOOOOAL!!!
24 Jun 23:08

Quintero off for James Rodriguez

Cuadrado off for Carlos Carbonero

24 Jun 23:04
Second half begins
24 Jun 22:56
24 Jun 22:55
24 Jun 22:48


Did I not say this will be a fantastic encounter.

24 Jun 22:48

Shinji Okazaki finishes off a Honda cross.

Japan 1-1 Colombia

24 Jun 22:47
24 Jun 22:44

Ivory Coast goes a goal behind. 

Greece 1-0 Yaya Toure

24 Jun 22:43

42' Poor defending from Japan as Colobia breaks on the right with a cross in but Jackson Martinez scuffs it wide. 

24 Jun 22:40
40' With five minutes left the match has gone a little flat.
24 Jun 22:33

32' Third freekick in another dangerous position. Honda behind the ball again. 

Much much closer. The Ac Milan midfielder goes for the low dip on Ospina's left hand side but misses it by a whisker. 

24 Jun 22:26
25' Kagawa breaks and tries out Ospina but the keeper makes a great save. 
24 Jun 22:24
How Japan fans must be feeling right now
24 Jun 22:23
22' Honda hits the wall again in a well position freekick.