Belgium winger Hazard was the second-most fouled player at the tournament after the first round of matches, behind Brazil star Neymar.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne knew he didn't play well in his team's opening World Cup game. He said as much when he accepted the man of the match award. “I don’t know why I got the trophy,” De Bruyne said. “Maybe it’s because of my name.” With De Bruyne looking to improve after the unimpressive 1-0 win over Canada, Belgium has a second chance against Morocco on Sunday to show why it is the No. 2-ranked team in the world behind Brazil . This could also be the last World C
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — How big was Japan's 2-1 upset of Germany in the opening round of the World Cup? Newspapers in Japan used the term “Daikimboshi” from sumo wrestling to describe the magnitude of the surprise: when a low-ranked wrestler overpowers a grand champion. The victory has also been compared to Japan's 34-32 upset of powerful South Africa in the 2015 rugby World Cup in England. Japan was the underdog against four-time champion Germany, but it will be a strong favorite in its next Group E