Cisse: I can't ask my players to not receive yellow cards

Igor Smolnikov of Russian Federation reacts after being shown a second yellow card by referee Antonio Malang Diedhiou during a Group A match against Uruguay earlier this week.

It is they that will kick on to the knockout stages of the World Cup, despite finishing their group with an identical points and goals tally to Senegal, who'll be on a plane home in the next 48 hours.

And the first time that the fair-play rule regarding yellow cards has been used in the World Cup.

Former Senegal worldwide Cisse refused to play the blame game.

"Of course, We would prefer to be eliminated another way".

Australia 0 Peru 2
That is the only change to the Socceroos team following their 1-1 draw with Denmark in Samara in their last game. The former Watford loanee will be looking to get on the score sheet and restore some national pride for Peru .

"We know we already have 15 million Senegalese behind us and now we have all the continent", added Napoli's Koulibaly.

Jan Bednarek got the solitary goal of the match in the 59th minute when he beat his marker at the far post to volley in a swirling free-kick from Rafal Kurzawa. "We didn't qualify because we've earned more yellow cards, but I'm proud of my lads, they've worked hard for this tournament and I think we've showed we can have a bright future".

With the tiebreaker, Colombia and Japan advanced to the round of 16 with Colombia winning Group H. You can stream every World Cup match in English or Spanish on fuboTV (Try for free).

"African football is making a lot of progress", Cisse said.

"I think it should be more of a positive thing rather than pressure", said Koulibaly, when asked if there was pressure on the Teranga Lions to advance. "There is not much difference between the top teams and the others".

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