A powerful header from Barcelona's Yerry Mina fired Colombia into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Group H rivals Senegal, who crashed out due to a poorer disciplinary record than Japan. Colombia and Japan will play either England or Belgium, who were playing later Thursday. The South Americans, looking to reach the latter stages after reaching the quarter-finals in Brazil, risked going out of the tournament at the first hurdle. But after seeing the video assistant referee come to their rescue in a disappointing first half, Colombia were handed a last-16 lifeline 13 minutes from the end when Mina rose to meet a corner from the right and direct a header into the roof of Khadim Ndiaye's net.
News18Sports takes you through the moment that decided the contest and the fate of Senegal
Senegal - 0 Colombia - 1 (74th minute)
Colombia needed to score to ease their nerves even though other results were working in their favour. Juan Quintero swung in a corner with pinpoint accuracy as centre back Yerry Mina rose above the rest to head home powerfully to seal the win.(Image: FIFA)