I feel sorry for Brazil and Russia. They were determined and fought at their best. I can’t help but think that the Japanese team was quite lucky to get a light draw in the first round. And with the tactic of Serbia that allows them to be in the third while Brazil and Russia were eliminated is kind of annoying me.
Root for China and Italy this time. 😎
It's not only luck, this is the host advantage both in setting before draw and public support by the spectators.