Japan v Poland: Group H - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

The Best Photos From Japan vs. Poland

When Jan Bednarek’s goal in the 59th minute put Poland up for good, Japan's hopes of advancing looked to be in jeopardy. But thanks to a Colombia win over Senegal — and a FIFA Fair Play tiebreak — the Samurai Blue advanced to the knockout round despite the losing effort. Here, the best photos from a stunning and suspenseful afternoon at Volgograd Arena.

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