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Senegal eliminated from the World Cup due to a controversial tiebreaker rule

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Senegal fell just short of making the knockout stage of the 2018 World Cup on Thursday.
The team lost to Colombia, 1-0, Japan also lost its final match of the group stage, 1-0.
This left Japan and Senegal deadlocked in second place in the group.
Meaning that advancing either team would come down to tiebreakers.
The deciding factor that sent Japan through and Senegal home was each team’s number of yellow cards.