Carlos Sanchez was sent off in the third minute of the defeat after he stopped a goal-bound shot with his hand in the penalty box.
Kawashima's error then gifted Colombia an equaliser, with Quintero's low free-kick creeping over the line at the near post after Falcao was brought down on the edge of the area.
Japan wasn't going to be an easy win for Colombia in Group H of the World Cup.
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This injury doesn't appear to be serious in nature but it's yet another sign of Porter's inability to stay healthy. While he did make a comeback for the end of Mizzou's season, Porter appears to be hindered by injuries yet again.
Brazil 2014 Golden Boot victor James Rodriguez came on for the last half-hour after labouring in training with a calf strain but could not inspire his team to pull back on level terms.
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The fastest-ever though still remains Jose Batista, who was sent off inside the first minute for fouling Gordon Strachan in 1986 World Cup match between Scotland and Uruguay.
"If we had actually won the World Cup, we would have had a parade on the main street of Saransk", Japan coach Akira Nishino said.
Despite the valiant efforts of the ten men of Colombia in the second-half, the inspired substitution of Keisuke Honda brought the victor, as the former AC Milan midfielder whipped in a pin-point corner for Yuya Osako smash a header in off the post from six yards out.
An intelligent flick forward by Kagawa saw Osako force his way past Davinson Sanchez and race through on goal.
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India pushed on from an overnight score of 347-6 to reach 474, a total Afghanistan never looked like threatening. In their first Test, they lost all 20 wickets in under 67 overs. "We learnt a lot [by playing Afghanistan ]".
The complexion of the game in Saransk was changed radically when Colombia's Carlos Sanchez was shown the first red card of Russian Federation 2018 for handball in the opening minutes of the contest.
Colombia defeated Japan 4-1 when the teams played in Brazil four years ago.
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But it was apparent within minutes that the rematch would not go so smoothly for Colombia, much to the chagrin of entire sections of the Mordovia Arena bathed in yellow. The worst outcome ensued: a handball, a red card and a penalty-kick goal.
Despite playing with a man down, Colombia did not let their heads drop as they strived to get back into the game after the setback.
Japan had another excellent chance in the 32nd minute when Osako turned the Colombian defense over, but he sliced his right-footed shot well wide.
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