Updated: 06/25/2014 06:00 | By Agence France-Presse

Colombia boot Japan out of World Cup

Substitute Jackson Martinez scored twice as Colombia beat Japan 4-1 to end World Cup Group C with three straight wins and send the Asian champions packing from the tournament with just a single point.


Colombia boot Japan out of World Cup

Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez (L) celebrates with his teammate defender Pablo Armero after scoring at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 24, 2014 - by Toshifumi Kitamura

The match made World Cup history when Faryd Mondragan beat Roger Milla's record as the oldest player at any finals tournament. The goalkeeper came on as a substitute at the age of 43 years and three days.

Colombia already had the game sealed. Juan Cuadrado converted a penalty after 15 minutes but Shinji Okazaki equalised before half-time. Martinez scored two goals after the break and James Rodriguez hit the fourth.

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