Honda Equalizer Gives Japan 2-2 Draw vs Senegal (Vid)

Japan players celebrate after their teammate Takashi Inui scored their side's first goal during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

MOSCOW (AP) — Japan and Senegal have had a 2-2 draw in a result that will keep the two underdogs atop the World Cup group.

Both teams opened with surprising 2-1 wins— Japan over Colombia and Senegal over Poland — and lead Group H with four points.

Colombia and Poland were playing later Sunday.

Sadio Mane scored the opener for Senegal in the 11th minute after finding himself in the right spot and deflected the ball past goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima.

Takashi Inui equalized with a low right-foot in the 34th.

Senegal regained the lead in the 71st when Moussa Wague scored from close range but veteran Keisuke Honda equalized again for Japan six minutes after coming off the bench.

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Posted by ΕΡΤ Α.Ε. on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Senegal’s Senegal’s Sadio Mane, left, celebrate his side’s opening goal during the group H match between Japan and Senegal at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)