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Jan Vertonghen pulled one back for the Red Devils with a fluke header, and replacements Marouane Fellaini and Chadli saved the well-fancied Europeans in dramatic fashion to set up a quarter-final with Brazil.

Belgium and Japan have met each other in the group stages of 2002 World Cup with the match ending 2-2. As the Red Devils compete for the World Cup in Russian Federation, the Spaniard brought in from England two years ago is getting credit for moulding a "golden generation" of talented individuals into a multicultural, multilingual team that he says can turn Belgium's awkward divisions into a strength on the field.

Belgium completed the biggest comeback of the World Cup on Monday, scoring the final three goals to fight back from a 2-0 deficit against Japan to advance to the quarterfinals. Its golden generation has high hopes for a deep run, and to continue its time in Russian Federation it will have to get by the surprise Samurai Blue.

Belgium's Nacer Chadli scores their third goal.

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Filipe Luis replaced him, and the Atletico Madrid man ensured that Marcelo , for all his qualities, was not missed. Barcelona's Paulinho and Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva scored the goals but it wasn't always straightforward.

The Japanese were ahead soon after the break, though, when Haraguchi beat the offside trap and ran into the area to beat Courtois with a cross-shot in the 48th minute.

A long-range shot from Eden Hazard was Belgium's brightest chance in the first 45 minutes as Japan kept close tabs on Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku.

Vertonghen too marked a milestone with his goal, a looping header from out wide that caught Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima cold.

Belgium looked visibly rattled despite Eden Hazard hitting the post nearly immediately in an attempt to draw the Red Devils level.

In stoppage time, Keisuke Honda's 30-metre free-kick was parried away by Courtois.

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