Japan loses to Belgium but wins hearts after cleaning up stadium

Sanchez Reveals His Pick For World Cup Golden Boot

Sanchez Reveals His Pick For World Cup Golden Boot

This World Cup keeps on giving and we expect that to continue as we race towards finalizing the cast for the quarter-finals of this tournament.

"We started off very well, but at the end, right at the end, to have conceded a goal like that, it was not expected", a grim but collected Nishino told reporters.

Brazil and Mexico are the only two teams to advance past the group stage in seven consecutive World Cups.

Manchester United star Romelu Lukaku has explained why he's focussed on bigger things than the Golden Boot award with Belgium at the World Cup. We are going to rest really well and try to win that match.

A so-called "golden generation" of Belgian stars are running out of time to win a major title but Hazard said they have a chance to make their rich talents count in Russian Federation.

"We have the same level of maturity across the team, which will make a difference this time".

Hazard set up Fellaini for the equaliser but he conceded Belgium were anxious they were heading out of the tournament in similar circumstances to their shock quarter-final loss to Wales at Euro 2016.

"When you play against Brazil, you need to accept they are the best team in the competition, you need to accept your role", said Martinez after beating the Japanese in the last 16. Messi and Ronaldo, they are out now, but there are still a lot of good players at the World Cup.

Two years later, they progressed to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals but were surprisingly knocked out by Wales with Hazard unable to run riot. Coach Tite insists his talisman is now approaching his best form again, four months after undergoing surgery on a fractured foot. "But we were also thinking that we could score goals to win".

"We have to learn to suffer", said Neymar.

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