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Moussa Wague Becomes The Youngest African World Cup Goalscorer Ever

After registering somewhat surprising victories over Colombia and Poland on matchday one in Group H, Japan and Senegal played to a thrilling 2-2 draw in Yekaterinburg on Sunday. Sadio Mane opened the scoring for Senegal early in the first half, only for Takashi Inui to equalize 23 minutes later. Moussa Wague restored the advantage in the 71st minute, but Keisuke Honda earned Japan the draw with his 37th international goal. 

Each nation now controls its own destiny come June 28, but Senegal will be the more disappointed side having twice thrown away the lead. Regardless, both teams confirmed the promise that was evident in those opening wins. For Japan, Inui and 25-year-old center back Gen Shoji stood out, while Mane, M’Baye Niang and the 19-year-old Wague impressed for Senegal.   

What’s more, we can assume that the the stadium in Yekaterinburg is already spotless following the days rowdy events.

Sadio Mane’s opener. This wasn't a pretty one. 

Japan with a brilliant equalizer.

Senegal retake the lead and it’s beautiful.

But Honda equalizes for Japan. With four goals, he’s now the top-scoring Asian player in World Cup history. 

The final games in Group H will kickoff simultaneously on June 28 with Japan playing Poland in Volgograd and Senegal hosting Colombia in Samara. 

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