ROSTOV-ON-DON, Jul. 2, 2018 (AMP) — Russia 2018 : Belgium qualified to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a 3-2 win against Japan (halftime: 0-0) on Monday night at the Rostov Arena.
45 minutes of play and neither the Belgians nor the Japaneses have managed to pull ahead. 0-0 at half time. Everything was decided in the second period with goals by Vertonghen ('69), Fellaini ('74) and Chadli ('90).
Fixtures and Results : Second stage
Belgium at the World Cup
- 13 appearances (first in 1930)
- 20 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
- Statistics: Fourth Place (1986)
Japan at the World Cup
- 6 appearances (first in 1998)
- 15 participations in the qualifications (first in 1954)
- 2 July 2018
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