Brazil, Belgium book quarter-final berths | Lead Stories

Virginia Santiago
July 4, 2018

They also left a thank-you note in Russian on the table for the hosts of the event that they enjoyed for more than two weeks. I'm not just appreciating the fact that they cleaned, but the fact that they stayed true to their values despite the disappointing situation they had just faced.

"I don't like to have too many days off between games", he said.

Twitter user Training Ground Guru shared a photo of the after-pic, writing, "This was Japan's dressing room after heart breaking injury-time defeat by Belgium".

"This is the Japanese dressing room after losing to Belgium in the 94′ minute", wrote Federation Internationale de Football Association employee Priscilla Janssens on Twitter.

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Brazil advanced to a Friday quarterfinal in Kazan , Russia, against the victor of Monday's Belgium-Japan game. Minutes after the restart Brazil took the lead in exquisite fashion with Neymar starting and ending the move.

Japan was bounced from the World Cup on Monday, its surprising run halted by a flurry of late Belgian goals.

Alexis Sanchez has revealed he wants Belgium to win the World Cup this summer because of his close friendship with one of the key players in the Red Devils camp.

Brazil's midfield will be without a key component for their World Cup quarterfinal clash against Belgium as Real Madrid's Casemiro picked up his second booking of the tournament. The 2018 FIFA World Cup has seen some great moments and unpredictable upsets but this Japanese act will certainly be remembered as one of the golden moments of the tournament.

If the World Cup was won on sportsmanship, Japan would have taken home the top prize.

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Russian Federation pulled level towards the end of the first half when Dzyuba's header hit Gerard Piqué's arm at a corner. Forward Artem Dzyuba buried it for his third goal of the tournament to awaken the subdued crowd.

Should they go through against Japan, Belgium will have to wait four days before their quarter-final match, and they also had four days before their last 16 encounter.

Belgium, 58 places above Japan in Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings, scored a 94th-minute victor resulting in elation or the European side and left the sole Asian surviving side in the World Cup thus far devastated.

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"Japan showed people that they are competitive on the world stage", added Iwakiri.

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