Japan loses to Belgium but wins hearts after cleaning up stadium

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Belgium's win mean they have a theoretically easier opponent in Japan, but the question of how being rested would impact players like Hazard - who will have waited nine days between Belgium's second group game, against Tunisia, and the Japan tie - has not been widely discussed.

And this defensive solidity has meant that Brazil have conceded just six goals in 25 games and just one at this World Cup.

But it's what they did next that really impressed many people across the globe: they left their locker room in utterly impeccable condition despite their heart-wrenching FIFA World Cup elimination, which was held in Russian Federation on Monday. He has scored at consecutive World Cups. "I have more experience, definitely", the victor of the 2015 PFA Player of the Year Award said.

"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.

Brazil's 2-0 victory over Mexico was the Neymar show as the 26-year-old scored the first - his 57th worldwide goal in 89 appearances - before setting up the second for substitute Roberto Firmino late in the match.

Following a devastating 3-2 loss to Belgium - where Japan took a 2-0 lead in the second half before losing in stoppage time - the Japanese players made sure to leave their dressing room at Rostov Arena completely spotless.

Belgium have won all four of their World Cup games so far, scoring 12 goals in the process, but Meunier warned that beating Belgium would require a higher level of performance.

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

A Japan fan tidies up the stadium after the loss to Belgium. "I am happy, because we have a lot of good young players, and now it is their turn to write the history of Japanese football". It was the World Cup, and we were faced with the depth and the strength of Belgium. But the reason why he's in the category of the very best strikers is that when he gets three chances in a game, he scores two. This was especially noticeable when Senegal and Japan played each other on June 24, and both sets of fans set to busily cleaning the stadium after the teams played to a 2-2 draw.

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