June 19, 2018 / 12:57 PM / a month ago

Soccer-Ten-man Colombia level with Japan at halftime

SARANSK, Russia, June 19 (Reuters) - Ten-man Colombia and Japan were level at 1-1 at halftime in their World Cup Group H match on Tuesday.

Colombia midfielder Carlos Sanchez was sent off in the third minute for deliberate handball and Shinji Kagawa’s penalty put Japan 1-0 ahead. It was the second fastest red card in World Cup history.

Colombia equalised six minutes before the interval when Juan Quintero’s low free kick squeezed over the line.

Reporting by Alexandra Ulmer, editing by Ed Osmond

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