Belgium beat Japan at the death in last 16 thriller

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Belgium secured their place in the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a dramatic 3-2 win over Japan on Monday at the Rostov Arena in Russian Federation.

Belgium breezed through Group G, beating Panama 3-0 and Tunisia 5-2 before their 1-0 win over England.

Belgium pulled off a remarkable comeback to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2018 World Cup with a 3-2 win over Japan on Monday evening.

Kick-off is 7pm Nigerian time.

Genki Haraguchi broke the deadlock for Japan three minutes into the second stanza with a low strike from the right side of the box following a quick counter-attack.

But they came back with goals from Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli.

Here are the possible players who can be part of Belgium team today. The Manchester United striker has been a force in the tournament, scoring four goals in two starts. I think this contest gets to three goals and perhaps a couple more, especially with Lukaku back in the lineup.

Japan took control with two goals within five minutes to take control, but Belgium did not give up.

The PSG superstar scored shortly after half-time to put Brazil ahead and set up Roberto Firmino late on to double their lead. But they haven't truly established themselves as a burgeoning power since then, with their loss to Wales at the Euros becoming emblematic of this generation's Belgium: a supremely talented squad that can't be relied upon when it counts.

Japan looked to be heading for the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history.

Japan coach Akira Nishino returned to the starting line-up fielded against Colombia and Senegal, after changing six players in the last match against Poland.

Keisuke Honda's 30-metre free-kick was parried away by Courtois in stoppage time before the keeper launched the ball to Kevin De Bruyne to make a beeline upfield before finding Meunier, whose cross was met by Chadli for the victor.

With players like Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku at his disposal, Martinez's team have more than enough quality to match their achievement at the last World Cup and secure a place in the quarter-finals, where Brazil could await. Belgium has one of the world's best goalkeepers in Thibaut Courtois - who has yet to make the same blunders befalling other big-name goalies here in Russian Federation - a superb orchestrator of attacks in the wonderfully gifted Eden Hazard and a lethal finisher in striker Romelu Lukaku.

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