Belgium defeats Japan to set up Brazil quarter-final
July 3, 2018 12:19 pm
Belgium became the first team to win the FIFA World Cup knockout stage match within 90 minutes.
This was after Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds against Japan to snatch a 3-2 comeback win and set up a clash with five-time champions Brazil.
Aljazeera reports, the distraught Japanese, who went 2-0 up with goals by Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui early in the second half, fell to the turf after Chadli poked the ball home from Thomas Meunier’s cross four minutes into added time at the Rostov Arena.
Belgium’s ‘golden generation’ have now scored 12 goals in four games in Russia ahead of a mouthwatering quarter-final clash with Brazil who beat Mexico 2-0 earlier today.