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Belgium 3-2 Japan: Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli come off the bench to rescue Belgium (Video)

Belgium completed a remarkable revival as they came from the World Cup abyss and beat Japan to reach the quarter-finals.

Roberto Martinez's side were trailing 2-0 when he brought on Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli in the 65th minute, and Fellaini scored the equaliser before Chadli netted a 94th-minute winner.

They now face Brazil in the last eight on Friday.

Japan looked on their way to a famous win in Rostov after Genki Haraguchi ran onto Gaku Shibasaki's long ball, which Jan Vertonghen should have cut out, to open the scoring.

Takashi Inui's 25-yard strike made it 2-0 and looked set to take the Asian side into their first quarter-final.

Belgium's Premier League stars - their golden generation - had put in a disappointing performance, and Martinez turned to the oft-ridiculed Fellaini and West Brom winger Chadli in his hour of need.

Their fortunes changed after that as Vertonghen scored a looping header to get them back into the game.

Fellaini then headed in Eden Hazard's cross to level before Chadli converted Thomas Meunier's pass to finish off a flowing move and help the Red Devils avoid being the latest victims of a World Cup of shocks.

Belgium are the first team to fight back from two goals down to win a World Cup knockout game since West Germany against England in 1970.

Culled from BBC

My view: How come hazard was named man of the match over Kagawa, Kagawa was the best player on the pitch!, I feel bad for Japan as Belgium had height advatange that got them back in the game. This World Cup has been brilliant. Japan and Korea appears to be catching up with the big football countries, it's no longer a walk over when you play them.

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