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Belgium Win In Amazing Comeback That Will Go Down As A World Cup Classic

Rebecca Shepherd

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Belgium Win In Amazing Comeback That Will Go Down As A World Cup Classic

Japan have been knocked out of the World Cup after we watched an incredible comeback from Belgium.

Roberto Martinez's side beat Japan 3-2 after it looked like they were out of the competition when they were losing 2-0 at 52 minutes.

But they came back with goals from Jan Vertonghen, Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli's 94th minute winner.

The last team to come back from two goals down to win a World Cup knockout round match were Germany against England in 1970.



After a goalless first half, we'd be lying if we said we had high hopes for an exciting game but things took an unexpected turn.

There were no changes after half-time but three minutes in Genki Haraguchi scored, taking Japan into the lead.


Belgium reacted seconds later with a shot that hit the post - and luckily didn't ricochet, not mentioning any names, Michy Batshuayi.

Japan scored again, this time from Takashi Inui, who smashed it in from 25 yards to give his team a 2-0 lead.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

But Belgium came back with two goals in five minutes to level the scores.

And the winning goal came from Chadli in the last few seconds of the game which made for unbelievable scenes all over the world.

It looks like the substitutions definitely paid off with Manchester United's Fellaini scoring the equaliser and Chadli, who plays for West Bromwich Albion, getting the third.


This defeat has left people backing Belgium to win the competition overall. One fan said on social media: "Belgium have everything it takes to win the . A solid spine, skill, pace, defensive stability but most importantly, testicular and intestinal fortitude."

Another added: "Belgium please don't give me this kind of heart break next time...good one."


And a third commented: "Belgium will be the winner of World Cup 2018." Don't worry, we've got this one sorted, he spelt 'England' wrong, not to worry.

Belgium will now play Brazil in the quarter finals on Friday (July 6).

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: SPORT, Belgium, Entertainment, World Cup, Japan

Rebecca Shepherd
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