Ruthless Belgium set their eyes on the quarterfinals as they take on Japan in their round of 16 fixture at the Rostov Arena on 2 July. Japan’s happiness of making it through to the knockouts would have been cut short after looking at the name of their opponents. In a World Cup that has had just one goalless draw so far, Belgium is topping the charts regarding goals scored. Their trio of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, and Romelu Lukaku will leave no stone unturned to keep up with their side’s ruthless showing. Japan has managed to surprise everyone with their performance, but they’ll have to collate at least thrice their best to get past their next opponents.
For the fans in Japan, it will be one historical moment to see their side reach the quarter final stage for the first time in their entire history. They’ll be turning up in huge numbers to ensure that does happen. On the other hand, the Belgian fans will wave their country’s flag with a belief of seeing their dominant side reach the quarters. For all other fans, questions like When is the match? What is the team news? On which channel will the game be broadcasted? Are doing rounds before the matchup. To rest all those curious minds down, here are all the details you need in a single go.
Belgium vs Japan Live Stream
Internet will see a sharp spike from visitors in Japan once the streaming links for Japan’s game against Belgium go live. The match will be streamed online by Japan’s official broadcasters, NHK. Belgians will have their match link provided by Sporza. The other official broadcasters will also be streaming the match on their respective websites and apps. To check the list of your official streaming channel, you can visit FIFA’s official website.
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The 6th round of 16 match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be played between Belgium and Japan at the Rostov Arena on 2nd July. The game is expected to kick off at 21:00 local time. The last few tickets to Rostov Arena are available via the official offline ticket counters in Rostov. The availability status can be checked once with FIFA’s official website. Fan parks for fans from both the nations will also be arranged near the stadium.
Belgium may finally see Vincent Kompany taking to the field. The match is expected to lack aggression from Belgium’s side as they’ll try to avoid the yellow cards to make sure no player finds himself suspended for the quarter-final. Japan are expected to move back to the 4-2-3-1 formation that earned them a draw and a win in the group stage. Injuries haven’t been reported as the full squad for both sides happen to be 100% match fit.
Belgium Probable XI (3-4-2-1)
Courtouis (GK); Alderweirald, Kompany, Vertonghen; Witsel, Meunier, Carrasco, De Bruyne; Hazard, Mertens; Lukaku
Japan Probable XI (4-2-3-1)
Kawashima (GK); Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo; Hasebe, Shibasaki; Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui; Osako