Final score: Belgium 3: 2 Japan
This World Cup has set a high standard for drama, but this game takes the prize for the most dramatic of the tournament so far. Japan's defense seemed to be excellent in the first 65 minutes, and their counterattack led to a lead of two, but Jan Vertonghen made a 180 for a lucky header. Japan barely held on to pressure from Belgium in the 95th minute Team finished the final as Belgium scored the game-winning goal.
It was Belgium's substitutions that made the difference. Marouane Fellaini scored the equalizer with a towering header and Chadli scored the winning goal.
Japan looked devastated after the final whistle. A number of their players saw screaming, crying and frustrating beating the field. They will feel as if they have thrown away this game.
GOAL Nacer Chadli! Belgium 3: 2 Japan!
With the last kick of the game Belgium wins! Just one minute after Courtois's free-kick from Keisuke Honda to hold on to his team, Chadli hits the other end! Japan pushed too hard for the winner on the other end and remained open to a professionally executed Belgian counter.
Courtois got off to a good start by scoring the ball for Kevin De Bruyne, who found Thomas Meunier on the right flank. He approached Romelu Lukaku, who played the ball for Chadli.
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1; Huge double parade of Kawashima
The first one is really good. The second is sensational.
GOAL Marouane Fellaini! Japan 2-2 Belgium!
What do the chair experts know? Fellaini is the hero. He rises above them all to meet Hazard's cross and nods in the back of the net. We are tied with 14 minutes to go. What a wild half.
GOAL Jan Vertonghen! Japan – Belgium 2: 1!
The Belgians are back, with just over 20 minutes of regular time. Roberto Martinez is roasted for bringing along Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli, but their size has helped Jan Vertonghen score.
Vertonghen earns recognition here, playing a perfect header over Kawashima.  GOAL Takashi Inui! Japan 2-0 Belgium!
OH MY GOD. The Belgian defense is completely destroyed here! Nobody closes Inui and he puts a perfect shot from 25 yards into the side net. Spectacular stuff from Japan and also a terrible defense.
GOAL Genki Haraguchi! Japan – Belgium 1: 0!
What a start to the second half! After a few menacing counterattacks in the first half, Japan comes out of the locker room and plays his best game. Takashi Inui got the ball in his own half and started the attack with a nice pass to Gaku Shibasaki, who played a wonderful pass. Jan Vertonghen, however, had a chance to fake the pass and sniffed, letting the ball go to Haraguchi. His finish was perfect.
Halftime score: Belgium – Japan 0-0
There is not much going on here. The biggest moment of the half was when Thibaut Courtois made a routine save decision between his legs and had to fight his way to keep the ball off the line.
Belgium had 10 shots, but none of them threatened Eiji Kawashima. Japan looks defensive and clever on the field, a surprise would not be shocking.
Belgium and Japan both make major changes to this game and return to their first election fights after allowing many players to rest in the final group stage matches. Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard are expected to lead the show for the Belgians while Japan hopes to see rest from Shinji Kagawa and Takashi Inui, who look dangerous to counterattacks.
Belgium vs. Japan Lineups
Belgium and Japan will continue on Monday as the second game of the day in the last 16 round. The start is scheduled for 2pm ET at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, and you can see it on Fox and Telemundo. Online streaming is also available here in English via Fox Sports Go here or in Spanish via Telemundo. At the 2014 World Cup, Belgium advanced to the quarter-finals, but was then knocked out by a defeat by Argentina. Japan did not qualify for the group stage in 2014, and this is Japan's third knockout round of the past five FIFA World Cup ™ tournaments. They want to win their first knockout round first leg while Belgium advance to their third quarter-final. The winner of this match meets Brazil after Brazil defeated Mexico 2-0.
Belgium vs Japan time, TV channel and streaming info
Time : 2 pm ET
Location : Rostov-Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
TV : Fox (English), Telemundo (Spanish)
Streaming : Watch the Fox Sports on Go (English) and Telemundo Deportes en vivo (Spanish) game for free when you log on to your TV service provider. There are also subscription services like Fubo and Hulu.
Odds : Belgium -1.25 (Full odds at OddsShark)
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