Belgium boss eager to face Brazil as underdogs at World Cup

Belgium boss eager to face Brazil as underdogs at World Cup

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Goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui gave Japan a seemingly commanding 2-0 lead, as Belgium's World Cup chances appeared to evaporate. Belgium stunned the Japanese side, however, with a flurry of late goals to take the win 3-2.

The federation came in for heavy criticism for the dismissal so close to the tournament but Japan's performances in Russia suggested it was a gamble that paid off.

According to the Sport Review, Didier said to BBC Sport: "For me there was always a difference between being in the dressing room and being around the lads - joking and having fun - and the moment I stepped out on the field".

"Neymar is probably the best player I've ever played with or against".

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The Japanese squad were eliminated from the World Cup tournament in a disappointing 3-2 defeat to Belgium on Monday.

Despite the heartache, the Japanese footballers rose to the occasion and respectfully bowed to the fans, who fiercely supported them during the match.

Still, it was a triumph of sorts for a team that had been fairly uninspiring during Asian qualifying.

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Even after Belgium equalized, Japan kept trying to win instead of playing for extra time or a penalty shootout - the fallback tactic for World Cup underdogs that Russian Federation executed successfully against Spain.

They weren't the only ones to clean their way out.

"I feel like we've started to connect the team with the public again", he said.

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

Although the two countries' fans appear to share mores on cleanliness, Senegal has officially filed a complaint about Japan's progress in the competition.

"The last two matches I didn't talk to the press because there's so many people talking".

It's also worth remembering that until 1986 Asia didn't have a single direct qualification spot and that number wasn't doubled for another four editions.

But Japan can take vast pride from its performance both in the Belgium match and in the tournament as a whole.

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