MX23RW : Thursday, July 19 04:18:49
Jul 2, 2018 at 7pm UK at ​Rostov Arena (Rostov-na-Donu)
Attendance: 41,466
Belgium
3-2
JapanJapan
Vertonghen (69'), Fellaini (74'), Chadli (90')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Haraguchi (48'), Inui (52')
Shibasaki (40')

Team News: Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard return for Belgium

Team News: Lukaku, Hazard return for Belgium
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Belgium recall key players Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Vincent Kompany for their last-16 meeting with Japan.

Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has made 10 changes from the side which defeated England 1-0 for this evening's World Cup last-16 meeting with Japan.

The Spaniard has recalled key players Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard, while Vincent Kompany makes his first start of the tournament after a spell on the sidelines.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is the only member of the lineup who started against the Three Lions in the Red Devils' final group match.

Japan, meanwhile, have made six changes from the side which lost 1-0 to Poland last time out.

Attacking midfielders Shinji Kagawa, Takashi Inui, Genki Haraguchi and striker Yuya Osako all return for the Blue Samurai, as do captain Makoto Hasebe and defender Gen Shoji.

Shinji Okazaki of Leicester City, who has picked up an ankle injury, is among the players to drop out.

Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Witsel, Meunier, De Bruyne, Carrasco; Mertens, E. Hazard; Lukaku
Subs: Vermaelen, Dembele, Fellaini, Mignolet, Chadli, Casteels, Boyata, Batshuayi, Hazard, Dendoncker, Januzaj, Tielemans

Japan: Kawashima; H. Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo; Hasebe, Shibasaki; Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui; Osako
Subs: Honda, Okazaki, Usami, Higashiguchi, Endo, Yamaguchi, Makino, Oshima, Nakamura, Ueda, Sakai, Muto

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