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Japan Hold Colombia; Iraq Frustrate Hosts Brazil 

 

Japan came from two-goals down to play a 2-2 draw against Colombia in the  Group B of the men's football event at the Rio Olympics.

 

Colombia took the lead through Teofilo Gutierrez in the 59th minute.

 

In the 66th minute, Colombia doubled their lead after Hiroki Fujiharu put the ball into his own net.

 

Two minutes later, Arsenal new signing, Takuma Asano made it 2-1.

 

And in the 74th minute, Shoya Nakajima completed the comeback, making it 2-2.

 

Colombia will now take on Nigeria in a must-win game on Wednesday, while Japan will square off against Sweden also on Wednesday, in a must-win clash.

 

In Group A, hosts, Brazil, continued their poor run at the games after being held 0-0 by Iraq. 

 

The Neymar-led Brazilian side, who are yet to score at the games, must now beat Denmark in their final group game to qualify for the quarter-finals.

 

Iraq will face South Africa in a winner takes all in their last group game.  

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