Senegal vs Colombia: Rodriguez subbed out, score remains 0-0 at half-time

Senegal and Colombia failed to break the deadlock as the scoreline remained 0-0 at the end of the first half during their Group H clash at the Samara Arena on Thursday.

James Rodriguez looks dejected as he's taken off the pitch against Senegal on Thursday.   -  Getty Images

Senegal and Colombia failed to break the deadlock as the scoreline remained 0-0 at the end of the first half during their Group H clash at the Samara Arena on Thursday.

Senegal began the tie on an attacking note and continued to hound the Colombian goal, but David Ospina has held fort well. Senegal has had four shots, with two on target, which is twice of what Colombia has managed so far.

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Sadio Mane seemed to have won himself a penalty when he was fouled in the box but a VAR decision overruled the referee's decision.

The turning point of the half so far was the substitution of James Rodriguez in the 31st minute. While Rodriguez's nature of injury is unknown, he was replaced by Luis Muriel.

With both sides needing a win to qualify, an exiting second half awaits. 

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