Meanwhile in Moscow: Belgium Come Back Captain Tsubasa-Style

Overconfidence could have costed much to Belgium, which snatched a last-minute 3-2 win over Japan in a wonderful Round of 16 game played in Rostov. The Belgians had to receive two violent slaps from the Samurais that really put them with their back against the wall, before they would stop contemplating themselves, and work out a plan to win their game.

Meanwhile In Moscow: The Top 11 of the First Round

The first round of games in World Cup 2018 showed that the traditional powerhouses’ domination is being threatened by multiple outsiders. On that note, such victories as the one of Japan, Mexico, or Iceland's draw are pure joy to those like us who love football in its pure expression. So bear with us as we take you through our very personal Top 11 Team of this first round.

Meanwhile in Moscow: 10-Man Colombia Succumb to Samurais

Colombia-Japan, a bitter debut in Group H for the Cafeteros. The careless Colombians lost 1-2 to Japan in Saransk, making their path towards the Round of 16 extremely complicated. The match took a clear direction after less than three minutes, with the expulsion of Carlos Sanchez and the subsequent penalty conversion by Shinji Kagawa.