Hernandez puts Colombia second in Group A

June 22, 2003
SAINT-ETIENNE, France -- Colombia beat Japan 1-0 Sunday on Giovanni Hernandez's 68th-minute goal to advance to the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Hernandez capitalized on a misplay by Yasuhito Endo, pouncing on a loose ball inside the penalty area, spinning and beating goalkeeper Seijo Narazaki from eight yards.

Japan, which needed only a tie to advance, almost took the lead in the 51st minute when a header by Naohiro Takahara hit the post.

France won ...

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