World Cup: Belgium beat Japan 3-2 to reach quarter-finals

Marouane Fellaini of Belgium celebrates with team mates Axel Witsel and Romelu Lukaku after scoring his team’s second goal against Japan (Getty Images)

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AFP) — Belgium scored a last-gasp winner to beat Japan today and set up a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil.

The match looked set for extra-time after goals from Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini cancelled out efforts from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui.

But as the seconds ticked down, Belgium poured forward and Nacer Chadli grabbed a dramatic winner.


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