Japan leaves 'thank you' note and clean lockers after World Cup loss

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

At a bar in a Tokyo business district, the air went out of the room as Belgium found the net in extra time, scoring a third goal to seal Japan's fate.

Sharing a picture of their spotless post-match dressing room, Janssens wrote: "This is the Japanese dressingroom (sic) after losing to Belgium in the 94' minute.

Ronaldo and Messi are not in the World Cup anymore so now it's time to shine", Hazard told a news conference on Sunday ahead of their last 16 tie against Japan at the Rostov Arena on Monday.

Japan has played four matches in the World Cup and at the end of every match, regardless of the outcome, Japanese fans have helped clean the stadium.

While Inter manager Luciano Spalletti no longer saw a place for the 31-year-old at the club, Turkish giants Galatasaray will be delighted with the move following a World Cup in which Nagatomo was again one of Japan's standouts.

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Japan held a two-goal lead in the 52nd minute following strikes from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui, but Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini levelled the scores before Nacer Chadli's injury time goal secured a dramatic win for Belgium.

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.

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.

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"I feel like we've created excitement, like we've played in a style that has really shown an expression of what young English players are capable of, and I want us to continue doing that". They know what needs to be done to win.

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