Honda salvages a point for Japan

Japan's veteran forward Keisuke Honda (far right) celebrating with Shinji Okazaki after scoring their second goal against Senegal in their 2-2 draw last night. Takashi Inui had scored their first equaliser in the 34th minute. Senegal took the lead tw
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Japan's veteran forward Keisuke Honda (right) celebrating with Shinji Okazaki after scoring their second goal against Senegal in their 2-2 draw last night.

Takashi Inui had scored their first equaliser in the 34th minute.

Senegal took the lead twice, first through Sadio Mane (11th) and then Moussa Wague (71st) in the World Cup match.

Both teams are level atop Group H with four points and an identical goal difference.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2018, with the headline 'Honda salvages a point for Japan'. Print Edition | Subscribe