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
Fair play to Senegal. Exceeded my expectations. However I'm gonna get these jokes off 😬
— Xabib Bæye (@serigne_habibi) June 28, 2018
— Van Hammersly (@leftshoeshuffle) June 28, 2018
Africans will use muti/voodo/black magic to bewitch an unemployed neighbours to not ever graduate nor get a job but can't make these European goalkeepers to dive opposite direction when the ball comes through
#Senegal #freshBreakfast #FifaWorldCup18 #SENCOL pic.twitter.com/8uVpGtA4NI
— Lucas Veyron (@synoptic_dj) June 28, 2018
Good luck in trying to explain to your girlfriend how Senegal exited the World Cup because of fair play.
— UNDERRATED NINJA (@iamjoseh_) 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
— Big Burger (@Baba_BS) 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
*defender to himself*
"The plan was to come to Russia and bail to Finland, why am I still here, whys Ismanov not here to take me across the border?"
— Mr. Jack Robinson (@jackdre02) June 28, 2018
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@howtodressvvell) June 28, 2018
— Madara (@servusjames) June 28, 2018
— LARRYMEMES🇰🇪 (@Larrymemes254) June 28, 2018
— Sive Siganagana (@C_Veh_) June 28, 2018
Senegal eliminated via yellow card difference. Please respect my privacy during this difficult time pic.twitter.com/lSDATy6pWx
— lions of teranga fan account (@bedouralagraa) June 28, 2018
Only person from Senegal we recognise is Akon tbh
— STARGATE. (@Regan_Crow) 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! (@elitetatafo) June 28, 2018
— dai in revolt 🇨🇦🇨🇴 (@daibyday) June 28, 2018
— PRESIDER (@iam_presider) 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
— Captain Guardiola ⚽ (@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
— Shireen Footybedsheets Ahmed (@_shireenahmed_) June 28, 2018
Interesting fact: If Japan and Senegal had received equal numbers of yellow cards and were therefore equally nice, qualification for the next round would have been decided based on how good their respective fans were at cleaning up the stadiums after them.
— Ian (F) Martin (@ianfmartin) June 28, 2018