In the fifth fixture of FIFA World Cup 2018 round of 16, the European heavyweights Belgium are about to take on the Asian giants Japan on Monday at Rostov Arena stadium.
With the exits of the big fishes like Argentina, Portugal, and Spain, the dark horse of the tournament, Belgium have certainly become the hot favorites to lift the World Cup. Their form in the group stage fixtures has catalyzed the probability. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez will be looking forward to sealing their place in the next round, whereas Japan will be keen on scripting another upset, as we have seen in this World Cup earlier.
Belgium vs Japan Team News:
Belgium had decided to rest few of their first team players in their last group league match against England. But still, they managed to secure a 1-0 victory over the English with some impressive performances. So, Belgium man-in-charge Roberto Martinez might find himself confused in selecting the first XI. On the other hand, the Japan manager Akira Nishino is expected not to make any major changes in his starting line-up.
Key Players: The Belgium manager Roberto Martinez does have a huge collection of star players starting from their goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to the forward Romelu Lukaku. Few of them can really change the dimension of the game including the Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard, the Napoli winger Dries Martens and the Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku. On the other hand, Japan can rely on the services of the ex-Manchester United player Shinji Kagawa and the winger Takashi Inui. Apart from that, the Leicester City forward Shinji Okazaki can also have an impact in the game.
|Team||Played||Win||Draw||Lose||Score||Goals Scored||Goals Allowed|
Belgium Latest Form: W-W-W-W-W
Japan Latest Form: L-W-W-D-L
Betting Odds (Bet365):
Chelsea – 1.36
Draw – 5.00
Japan – 10.50
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Belgium vs Japan Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled on Monday, 2nd July 2018 from 11:30 PM IST and will be telecast on Sony LIV, Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3, Sony ESPN, Sony Ten 2 HD, Sony Ten 3 HD, Sony ESPN HD for Indian viewers. For online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.