World Cup 2018: Nacer Chadli Scores late on As Belgium snatch a 3-2 win over Japan


Belgium showed their fighting and comeback qualities as Nacer Chadli’s 94th-minute strike completed a thrilling 3-2 comeback victory over Japan in their World Cup last-16 clash in Rostov.

Roberto Martinez’s side were overwhelming favourites to progress to the quarter-finals after pipping England as winners of Group G but two goals in four minutes from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui gave Japan a shock 2-0 lead.

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Jan Vertonghen’s looping header gave Belgium hope before substitute Marouane Fellaini’s trademark finish from Eden Hazard’s cross brought the scores level.

With the last kick of the game, a sweeping counter-attack was finished off with Chadli at the far post as Belgium progress to face Brazil in the last eight on Friday at the Kazan Arena.

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