De Bruyne right about Belgium, Canada are good vibes, Germany may be contenders after all: Five takeaways from day eight of World Cup 2022

Spain and Germany players compete for the ball during their 1-1 draw at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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Most of the groups have now taken shape at World Cup 2022, and we all have a much better idea of which teams are most likely to progress to the knockout stages, with day eight of the tournament providing plenty more exciting action. 

Fresh from beating Germany on Wednesday, Japan fell to Costa Rica with a dismal performance rounded off by a goalkeeping mistake. Belgium were the next major nation to suffer a shock defeat at the World Cup, the number-two ranked team in the world losing 2-0 to Morocco as they were totally outclassed. 

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