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World Cup - Round of 16 - Belgium vs Japan

One gamble too far for heartbroken Japan

Akira Nishino’s short time in charge of Japan has been defined by a succession of gambles and so it was perhaps fitting that his side departs the World Cup after risking it all in the last 16 against Belgium.

World Cup - Round of 16 - Belgium vs Japan

Bring on Brazil, say Belgium after late Japan drama

Belgium passed a test of character with a display of true grit that bodes well for a World Cup quarter-final against Brazil, coach Roberto Martinez said after they came from 2-0 behind to beat Japan 3-2 in injury time.

World Cup - Round of 16 - Belgium vs Japan

Japan stunned by agonising loss to Belgium says Nishino

Japan coach Akira Nishino said his players were lost for words after their crushing 3-2 defeat by Belgium on Monday in the World Cup last 16 when they were on the cusp of making history but threw away a two-goal lead late in the second half.

World Cup - Round of 16 - Belgium vs Japan

Belgium snatch 3-2 win over Japan to set up Brazil clash

Belgium threw caution to the wind to reach the World Cup quarter-finals when substitute Nacer Chadli scored in the dying seconds as they beat spirited Japan 3-2 on Monday to set up a mouthwatering clash with five-time champions Brazil.

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