Gavi salutes the Spanish fans after their 7-0 victory over Costa Rica at Al Thumama Stadium, Doha, Qatar, November 2022.

19 things we loved on Day 4 of WC 2022: Gavi, Rudiger, Japan…

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We’re now truly into the swing of things at the Qatar World Cup, enjoying a second successive day of no fewer than four matches to enjoy.

Morocco’s goalless draw with Croatia got us off to a slow start in the morning, but things soon picked up with Japan’s sensational against-the-odds comeback win against Germany, while Spain put on a show as they put Costa Rica to the sword. Canada’s spirited display – not quite getting what they deserved – against Belgium capped the day off nicely.

Here are 19 of our favourite moments from a memorable day of World Cup action.

Sofyan Amrabat

Keeping the world waiting while having a poo.

Sofyan Amrabat

Or perhaps he was donning his NFL gear…

Selim Amallah

Panto season has arrived at the World Cup.

Alex Scott

The BBC pundit has stood up for her beliefs in Qatar and we cannot respect that enough.

Roy Keane

Keane is fast becoming the MVP of this World Cup.


With the subject of protest dominating the opening of this World Cup, Germany found another way to get their message across before facing Japan.

Jamal Musiala

Brilliant footwork from the highly-rated youngster.

Antonio Rudiger

Football’s biggest joker was up to his old tricks.

Shuichi Gonda

Stunning save from the Japan goalkeeper.

Japan fans, Pt. I

We can’t imagine England fans doing this.

Japan fans, Pt. II

Some supporters were understandably emotional after beating Germany.

Japan fans, Pt. III

Sensational scenes from Tokyo.

Gary Neville

Oh dear, Gary. Oh dear…


So, so good.


Hard to remember a more dominant performance at the World Cup.

Graeme Souness

Souness pulled no punches in his assessment of Costa Rica.

Belgium’s kit

Damn right.

Alphonso Davies

Naughty from Canada’s main man.

Kevin De Bruyne

How rare is it that you get honesty like this?

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