Yerry Mina’s second goal in consecutive games gave Colombia a 1-0 win over Senegal that qualified them for the last 16 and eliminated their opponents.
The Colombians themselves were facing an early exit until a 74th minute header from a corner saw them move above Japan to top Group H.
Senegal ended up behind the Japanese only on fair play having finished on the same points, goal difference and goals scored.
On another topsy turvy conclusion to a group at Russia 2018, here are the best jokes as Senegal go out of the World Cup at the group stage after a 0-1 defeat Colombia at the Samara Arena on Thursday:
Oh no, Senegal. Not like this.
— Samuel Army (@BarstoolSam) June 28, 2018
— Ali Akram (@aliakram_23) June 28, 2018
— Van Hammersly (@leftshoeshuffle) June 28, 2018
Alternate tiebreaker to fair play: WHATEVER OTHER BULLSHIT WOULD PUT SENEGAL THROUGH
— Ryan O'Hanlon (@rwohan) June 28, 2018
Senegal going out on yellow cards is a hate crime
— Baba (@Baba_B_) June 28, 2018
EVEN SENEGAL is out. Africa, what are we good at? We need to talk.
— Linus Kaikai (@LinusKaikai) June 28, 2018
Very unfortunate for Senegal.
Still, at least they're not Germany.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 28, 2018
This VAR is a colonizer. The way he hates Africans … #SENCOL
— ukhanki (@TboozeSA) June 28, 2018
— #diaryofnasawali (@nasawali_phame) June 28, 2018
— Retired Polo driver (@C_Veh_) June 28, 2018
Heartbroken for Senegal. In a fair and just world, a Jollof Rice cook-off would have decided this tie breaker
— Ryan Cummings (@Pol_Sec_Analyst) June 28, 2018
Senegal puts on green and gets knocked out.
Just like Nigeria and Germany.
There's something about this green pic.twitter.com/sSD9zpN9YX
— Mr. Alabi of Lagos (@the_Lawrenz) June 28, 2018
— Aƙҽɳα Mαɾƚιɳ (@akmartos1) June 28, 2018
Japan's pass map against Poland after Colombia scored against Senegal. I've never seen something so pathetic and hilarious at the same time… pic.twitter.com/i4CpCFmZQV
— Steve Han • 한만성 (@realstevescores) June 28, 2018
Senegal lost by the Duckworth-Lewis method? SMH!
— Nchema (@ShottaZee) June 28, 2018
— Captn (@CaptnGuardiola) June 28, 2018
Do we really want a men's World Cup where Denmark advances and Senegal doesn't? It's a NAH from me. pic.twitter.com/9Uzi1IhQI2
— FORM A WALL (@_shireenahmed_) June 28, 2018