Social media users praise Japan for spotless locker room at World Cup

Social media users praise Japan for spotless locker room at World Cup

Social media users praise Japan for spotless locker room at World Cup

Belgium booked a last eight berth to face the Selecao with a last-gasp 3-2 win over Japan in Rostov-on-Don on Monday when Nacer Chadli scored the 94th-minute victor as the Red Devils came from 2-0 down.

Group G toppers Belgium will be heavily favored against Group H runner-up Japan in their Round of 16 match in Rostov-on-Don.

When Japan led Belgium 2-0, courtesy two sensational strikes, the world rubbed its eyes in disbelief.

Brazil and Belgium both progressed to the quarter-final of the World Cup after yet another dramatic day of last-16 action in Russian Federation.

It's also little surprise that the rise in Asian nations being competitive at the World Cup coincided with an increase in spots that began with the four nations that gathered in Korea and Japan in 2002.

"I think we played quite well but unfortunately - and it's a shame for football - that we wasted a lot of time because of one single player", Osorio said.

"This is football. It is a bitter pill to swallow, but a result that we have to accept", Shinji Kagawa said.

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Spain was more urgent in extra time after being too passive when it dominated the ball in the 90 minutes of regular time. With every save the former Danish superstar erupted in wild celebrations, proud of his son's lightning reflexes and wit.

Neymar's goal was Brazil's 227th World Cup strike, meaning they overtake Germany as the all-time top scorers.

It was the third time Japan has failed to make the last eight in the World Cup and maybe the closest it came to succeeding.

This is perhaps Belgium's best chance of going deep into a World Cup, with numerous pre-tournament favourites either out or playing in unconvincing fashion in their games so far.

"We are going to rest really well and going to really try to win that match".

Follow Al Jazeera's coverage of the World Cup 2018 here. "It's complicated. We're facing the best team in the world".

The players had also saluted their supporters after the crushing loss.

Although the two countries' fans appear to share mores on cleanliness, Senegal has officially filed a complaint about Japan's progress in the competition. "We have good training sessions, and I'm sure we'll be ready tomorrow".

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