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Belgium take narrow World Cup win as Courtois denies valiant Canadians

Thibaut Courtois saved an early penalty and Michy Batshuayi scored the only goal to give Belgium a 1-0 win over Canada at the World Cup on Wednesday, spoiling the North American team's return to the tournament after 36 years.

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Who’s playing in the World Cup last 16?

The World Cup group stage ends on Friday and the knockouts start just a day later with the last 16. Here is the calendar and schedule for the gateway to the quarter finals. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

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Germany and Belgium crash out of World Cup after chaotic matchday

Thursday saw the giants of football fall at the World Cup in Qatar. First, Belgium were eliminated after a goalless draw with Croatia. Morocco's 2-1 victory over Canada saw them top Group F in stunning fashion. The Atlas Lions will face Spain in the next round after another shock result saw La Roja lose to Japan 1-2, meaning that the Samurais top the group. All this means that former world champions Germany are eliminated on goal difference, despite beating Costa Rica 4-2. FRANCE 24's team in Doha and Paris breaks down all the action.

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Germany knocked out of the World Cup despite win, Japan advances to final 16

Japan staged their second stunning turnaround of the World Cup when they beat 2010 champions Spain 2-1 on Thursday with two quick-fire goals and advanced to the last 16 along with their beaten opponents.

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