Belgium 3 – 2 Japan


Nil-nil at half time. Boring. When can it be over? Well. Up until Jan Vertoghen’s insane, looping header, Japan pretty much had this won. Totally in control, it was theirs to lose; twenty minutes to hold out for the biggest shock of the tournament, lads. Five minutes after Vertonghen’s fluke (great player but come on), Koosh-ball beanpole Marouane Fellani equalised and the tide had turned. If anything, the Japanese did well to hang on until injury time. And the winning goal came from one of their corners as well: Courtois, De Bruyne, Meunier, Lukaku dummy, Chadli, sayonara.