Japan's World Cup star Keisuke Honda and other footballers as cars

Japan's World Cup star Keisuke Honda and other footballers as cars

Brazilian forward Neymar was in control most of the match and racked up one goal and one assist.

Brazil will look to keep their bid for a record sixth World Cup crown on track when they face Mexico on Monday with a quarter-final place at stake after seeing Spain join the list of contenders to be eliminated.

There are only 10 games left of World Cup 2018, and the Golden Boot race is very much alive. After a tough loss, the Japanese team leaves the FIFA World Cup locker room in impeccable condition - including a "thank you" note.

Despite being huge underdogs against the No. 3 ranked team in the world, Japan led the game, 2-0, with just 25 minutes left on the clock in the second half.

If there's one lesson to be gleaned from Japan's last-gasp defeat at the hands of a Belgian side that they'd matched for long spells is that an expanded World Cup is absolutely, fundamentally, a positive thing for the long-term growth of the game.

Honda, playing in his third World Cup, was unable to help the Samurai Blue reach the quarterfinals for the first time in their history, and is stepping down just two games short of a century of global appearances.




Belgium came back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Japan in Rostov, Nacer Chadli scoring the victor with virtually the last kick of the game after a brilliant run and pass from Kevin De Bruyne in the build-up. "We have top players and we play as a group, especially after the win over England", said Chelsea star Hazard.

"I am really happy for the match, not only individually but also for the whole team".

"Personally, I like to play, and sometimes when I stop I'm not as good in the following match".

'In less than six seconds we covered the whole pitch.

After Japan's agonizing round of 16 loss to Belgium, their squad and their thousands of fans would have been forgiven for leaving the Rostov Arena as quickly as possible.

"We have players that can change a game". Japan went ahead in the competition at Senegal's expense in controversial fashion, after the two countries drew in their match, then earned the same amount of points in all other matches, scored the same goal total and had the same goal difference after the first leg.

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