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Nacer Chadli seals stunning Belgium comeback with last-second winner vs Japan

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Live updates Belgium vs Japan

Historic comeback

Video: Belgium's stunning break

Full-time

It’s all over.

A stunning last-minute breakaway following a Japanese corner sees Belgium go from one end to the other in matter of seconds to seal a 3-goal comeback.

FT: Belgium 3-2 Japan

GOALLLLL

Belgium have scored with the last kick of the game!!!

Incredible scenes!!

Close at the other end!

A cross from the left sees Axel Witsel nearly put through his own net, but Thibaut Courtois averts the danger with a flying save!

Video: Kawashima to the rescue

Double chance!

How have Belgium not scored?!

A cross to the back post is headed goalwards by substitute Chadli, but Kawashima pushes it away.

However, an immediate dink back into the Japanese area sees Lukaku arrow another header towards goal, but Kawashima this time pushes it over!

Ten minutes to go

Japan continuing to push forward despite Belgium’s 2 goals, with the game looking like it could easily swing in either side’s favour before the full-time whistle.

Video: Belgium level it up

LEVEL!!

And it’s all squared up in Rostov!

A superb dinked cross from Eden Hazard is met brilliantly by substitute Marouane Fellaini!

 

Video: Belgium pull one back

GOAL!!

We have another one!

Jan Vertonghen’s looping header somehow makes its way over Kawashima and in at the back post!

Belgium 1-2 Japan.

Game on!

Miss!

Romelu Lukaku SOMEHOW manages to miss the target with a gilt-edged headed chance from a couple of yards out!

Terrible miss.

Martinez abuse

Video: Inui makes it 2

PANDEMONIUM

Japan score again!!

Inui nets an absolute screamer from 25 yards as Belgium are at serious risk of heading home!

Off the upright!

Belgium almost find an immediate response, but Eden Hazard’s effort at the end of a flowing move comes back off the post!

Video: Haraguchi puts Japan in front

GOALLL!

Japan are in front!!!

A long ball should be dealt with by Jan Vertonghen, but the Tottenham man allows the ball to slip past him, with Haraguchi darting through behind him and smashing home past Courtois in superb style!

Second-half

We’re back underway for the second 45!

Half-time

Japan proving a far tougher nut to crack for Belgium than many had anticipated.

All still to play for in the second-half.

HT: Belgium 0-0 Japan

Video: Courtois' blunder

Close!

Japan so nearly open the scoring as a drilled cross is deflected towards goal by Osako, with Thibaut Courtois incredibly allowing the ball to roll through his legs under no pressure, before recovering to spare his own blushes.

Frustrated

Belgium creating plenty of half-chances, but nothing clear-cut, with Japan defending superbly as we approach the interval.

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Video: penalty call

Could Belgium have been awarded a spot-kick for this push on Lukaku?

Close!

A whipped delivery to the back post is met by the flying Vincent Kompany, but the Manchester City defender can only direct his volley across goal on the stretch.

If someone had taken a chance and made a run across the face of goal, Belgium would be in front.

Disappointing

Belgium looking typically neat and tidy in midfield, but the flow of their attacks persistently breaking down with Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco on the left.

Lukaku, meanwhile, gets on the end of a superb Mertens cross, but can’t sort his feet out just a couple of yards from goal.

On top

Belgium really beginning to assert their dominance now, with Hazard, Lukaku and Mertens all looking dangerous.

Japan standing strong defensively.

Stellar support

Even

Japan proving during the game’s early moments that they are not prepared to sit back and watch Belgium’s rake of stars work their magic.

Plenty of enterprising football from the Blue Samurai with 10 minutes gone.

No real chances to speak of as yet, though.

Kick-off

And we are underway at the Rostov Arena!

5 minutes to go until the Rostov showdown

Japan's fans are ready to go!

Boost

The biggest news of the day on the personnel front comes with the news that Romelu Lukaku has recovered from injury to start for Belgium.

The Manchester United striker has netted 4 goals in 2 games in the tournament so far.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JUNE 23: Romelu Lukaku of Belgium celebrates with teammate Eden Hazard after scoring his team’s second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Belgium and Tunisia at Spartak Stadium on June 23, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Formations

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Belgium vs Japan live streaming & watch online

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Match: Belgium vs Japan

Competition: 2018 World Cup

Date: 02-07-2018

Kick-off time: 19:00 (UK time)

Stadium: Rostov Arena




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SARANSK, RUSSIA – JUNE 19: Shinji Kagawa of Japan celebrates with teammates after scoring a penalty for his team’s first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Colombia and Japan at Mordovia Arena on June 19, 2018 in Saransk, Russia. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)


Belgium vs Japan live streaming & watch: Match preview

After another exciting round in the knockouts we get a chance to witness Belgium clash with Japan.

Belgium come into the game following a rather unadventurous 1-0 victory of England thanks to an Adnan Januzaj stunner. The two sides appeared to prioritise rotation than winning itself and the narratives translated themselves onto the pitch.

Belgium’s weaker side however still managed to control a game against a weaker England side. Belgium looked the hungrier of the two. It is possible that no side wanted to win as it would hinder their chances with tougher fixtures.

Belgium

The Red Devils however are seen as one of the tournament favourites. Following routine wins against Panama and Tunisia, which they swatted aside with ease. Their drums bang louder than the rest of the clan.

Belgium are dangerous from all angles. Hazard can dribble past anyone, De Bruyne pass to anyone and Lukaku to finish in the deliveries. The side is also well protected by stalwarts Vertonghen and Alderweireld with company returning to the fray. Belgium is a formidable side that no one will want to draw.

Having rotated against England, The Red Devils will be able to field a fresh side to run the Japanese ragged. They will also be hoping to utilise their golden generation and reach the quarter finals for only their 2nd time since 1986.

Martinez has a near-full squad to choose from for the clash, with Adnan Januzaj the only potential absentee due to a bruised knee. Martinez said: “Januzaj picked up a little knock in training, nothing serious. But he’s got a bit of a bruised knee and we’ll have to assess him.”

Japan

The Blue Samurai come into this game on the stroke of extremely good fortune having lost their final game with Poland they relied on Senegal to falter. Japan will have it all to do hoping that star-man Shinji Okazaki will be missing the game thanks to an ankle problem.

Japan will be hoping to end their poor streak against European sides with 1 win in 6 as they look to give their fans a run to cheer.

101 Great Goals predicts: Belgium 3 – Japan 1

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