It was, and they became the first team in World Cup history to progress because of fair play, having accrued fewer yellow cards than Senegal.
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Goals by Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui in four devastating minutes had put Japan 2-0 up early in the second half to leave Belgium reeling.
Here are the possible players who can be part of Belgium team today. Vertonghen made amends for making the error that gifted Japan its opening goal.
With a lineup of superstars headlined by the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin DeBruyne, Belgium was the strong favorite heading into the match and regarded by many, as a true contender to reach the July 15 final. Belgium may have pushed aside all in their way during the group stages but Japan also deserved to qualify from what was perhaps the most evenly spread group in terms of competition. In preparation of the match, I think I have to overcome him mentally.
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They soon followed it up with another 1-0 victory over a determined Saudi Arabian side with help of a Luis Suarez goal. Oddsmakers have installed Group B runner-up Portugal as the slightest of favorites over Group A victor Uruguay .
Head coachAkira Nishino, meanwhile, revealed he has held lengthy conversations with goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima after some uncharacteristic mistakes in Japan's first two matches of the group stage. "In the World Cup you want to be flawless but it's about getting through, it's about winning". The semifinal would seem like a decent upgrade on the quarterfinals of the last World Cup and Euros and so far they started well. Japan and Senegal finished with four points each, had the same goal differential, scored the same number of goals and even drew 2-2, sending it to a tiebreaker being used at the World Cup for the first time: disciplinary record.
It is the first big competitive test of Martinez's two years of trying to turn a "golden generation" of individual talents with big egos at club level into a national side which can finally live up to its top-five Federation Internationale de Football Association world ranking.
Then Inui - operating on the other flank and who has just signed for Spanish side Betis - showed what he can do with a magnificent strike from outside the area after being teed up by Shinji Kagawa.
De Bruyne advanced the ball with a lovely push, making a ideal lead pass to Jan Vertonghen with room to run.
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.
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Two minutes into stoppage time, South Korea's Kim Young-gwon opened the scoring after German players failed to clear the ball. Meanwhile, Sweden finished top of Group F on goal difference after the win against Mexico , with both teams on six points.
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