FIFA world cup 2018 tournament already has several matches that brought shocking results. The defending champions Germany is out of the tournament. Moreover, Argentina and Portugal were knocked out on the same night. We have seen Japan was performing well in the tournament. However, they were knocked out in the round of 16 in a heartbreaking way. After, the match the Japanese players bid farewell in the most heart touching and heart winning way.
Japan Had A Healthy Lead
Both of the teams ended the first half at the score of 0-0. Just after the halftime the Japanese midfielder, Genki Haraguchi scored in the 48th minute and put Japan in the lead. Japan had another chance to celebrate when Japanese midfielder Takashi Inui put the ball in the goal. S. Kagawa assisted this one. Japan has doubled their lead and Belgium’s elimination from the tournament was near.
The Flow Of The Match Changed
However, Belgium scored two back to back goals and equalized the score.
Everyone was hoping that the match will go to the extra time. However, Nacer Chadli scored in the stoppage time and brought the win to Belgium.
Heartbreaking Moment For Japanese Fans
— Marcus Gilmer (@marcusgilmer) July 2, 2018
This was quite a heartbreaking moment for the Japanese players and their fans. But, they did not show any dejection on the field.
After the match, they thanked their fans for supporting them. It was quite heartbreaking for the fans too and they broke out in tears.
This Is How They Thanked
Japan also showed thanked Russia is probably the best possible way. After getting eliminated they cleaned their dressing room and left a thank you note to Russia.
Japanese Fans Cleaned The Stadium
— Mothership.sg (@MothershipSG) June 19, 2018
We have seen the Japanese cleaning out the stadium after the matches including the last one.
It is the best way to show their support to their team as well as the game.
Japanese players, as well as Japanese fans, have won everyone’s heart. Thank you, Japan! For displaying the fair play. What do you think about this one? Share in the comments. Check out the most shocking matches in FIFA world cup history.