Heartbreak in Japan after losing to Belgium with the last kick of the game. Japan were leading 2-0 with about 25 minutes to go, but Belgium came back to score 3 goals. The last goal came in the last 30 seconds of the match.
Real heartbreak in Japan today.
But the Japanese players did themselves and their country proud. The Japanese media weren’t expecting them to do very well at the World Cup, but they played some great soccer and almost pulled off a huge shock. They’ll get a great reception when they return to Japan.
Well done to Belgium too. They didn’t give up and kept attacking. They’ll have learnt a lot from this match.
Everyone in our house was hoping Japan could have held on though.