Belgium vs Japan Key stats
🔰Belgium have won only one of their five encounters with Japan (D2, L2).
🔰Their only previous World Cup match was in the group stage of the 2002 tournament and ended 2-2.
🔰Belgium have reached the knockout stage of the World Cup for the sixth time in their last seven participations
🔰Belgium have never kept a clean sheet in their 11 knockout games at the World Cup, losing eight of them (W2, D1).
🔰Japan have never won a World Cup knockout game – they were eliminated in the last 16 in both 2002 and 2010.
🔰They have won just two of their nine World Cup games against European opposition.