What I'm saying is, Japan had it easier.
I don't know if you are posting stupid things to just get a response.
Japan had to play Columbia, Senegal and Poland. Out of the 4 teams they were deemed to have done the 2nd best.
The yellow card rule may seem stupid, but a lot of teams defending pick up yellow cards.. sometimes on purpose to stop an attack.
These are called tactical yellows.
There is probably room for using shots on target if goal difference is the same and if shots on target are equal then use cards, but I don't for one second think Japan don't deserve it or Japan had it easier.
As I said, Columbia took down a Japanese player when they could have scored to get that red, you are basically saying Japan couldn't beat Columbia with 11 men without a single shred of evidence.