Belgium will be looking forward to carrying their incredible form of the Group Stages when they face Japan for the Round of 16 fixture at Rostov Arena on Monday.
The Belgians had an awesome group stage winning all the 3 games, even sitting 8 players for the final game against England. Belgium scored nine goals, out of which 4 were scored by Romelu Lukaku even though he missed the game against England.
The Japanese had a good start, beating 10 Man Colombia 1-0, followed by a 2-2 draw with Senegal where they came back from behind to level the score and then losing against Poland 1-0 in their final game. Keisuke Honda made a record by scoring in all three World Cups he played.
Belgium is expected to recall all the 8 players that were rested and Vincent Kompany might replace Boyata in the match today
Shinji Okazaki hopped off last game with an ankle injury. That’s the only concern for Japan.
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