After qualifying from Group G with three wins from three, Belgium will continue their World Cup 2018 campaign with a second-round match against Japan.

footballexpert.com verdict: Despite resting players to face England in their final group game, Belgium did enough to finish in top spot with an unblemished record from their first three matches. Now, with their best players set to return and Romelu Lukaku, Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen all fit again, they will be formidable opposition for Japan, who scraped through Group H to join them in the last-16. The Red Devils should win, and win well.

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