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8′ – What a chance! Thiago Silva with the deflection I believe and his effort hits the post! Goodness me! Belgium off the hook. Corner was whipped in and the ball came off Silva and forced Courtois into a reflex save before the ball bounced off the post!

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Brazil vs Belgium: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

4′ – Brazil now win back possession in a dangerous area but Neymar’s cross is claimed by Courtois. Both keepers you feel will be busy tonight

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Brazil vs Belgium: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

2′ – De Bruyne does well to win possession and his drive is just wide of the left post…warning shot against Brazil there…

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Brazil vs Belgium: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

KICKOFF

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Who will join France in the semi-finals? Hello and welcome to this live blog covering what should be a terrific World Cup quarterfinal between Brazil and Belgium. Can Belgium make the most of their golden generation or will Brazil book replicate their semifinal showing four years earlier with victory tonight? Join us and have your say right here on The Roar!

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Poland secure their first win of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and in the process, nearly eliminated Japan from the tournament.

Colombia’s victory over Senegal however, and Japan’s minimal yellow cards secures the Asian nation’s place in the round of 16. They are the only team from the Asian confederation to qualify for the knockout stages this time round.

Japan made life difficult for themselves after conceding in the second half as Jan Bednarek put Poland ahead after volleying home truly close to goal.

Despite chasing the game for a few minutes, Japan began to play like a team protecting a lead as they placed all their faith in Colombia holding on to defeat Senegal in the other match over 500 miles away.

The last ten minutes in particular saw Japan merely pass the ball amongst themselves in their own half as they tried desperately to avoid conceding another goal that would have eliminated them from the tournament.

Interestingly enough, Poland decided not to press Japan and simply let the Asian nation play conservatively en route to fulltime.

In the end, Japan’s faith in Colombia paid off and they are now through to the knockout stages where they will face either England or Belgium in the next round. Congratulations to Japan.

Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

93′ – Poland not even interested in pressing Japan here. They are just letting the Japanese pass the ball amongst themselves. That is it!

Full Time

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

92′ – Japan are just passing the ball amongst themselves and are not even interested in going for goal here. Dangerous game indeed! Ultimate faith in Colombia.

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

91′ – Japan have put all their money on Colombia doing a favour here. Amazing.

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

89′ – Japan are sitting back here. Japan going through on the fair play rule I believe. Senegal have acquired more yellow cards than Japan

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

85′ – Astonishing really. Japan literally just moving the ball like they are protecting a lead! They really really have faith in Colombia here. Will it pay off???

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

84′ – No urgency from Japan. They really must have faith that Colombia will defeat Senegal in the other match. If Senegal equalise, Japan are gone

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

82′ – Well like Mexico before them, Japan relying on a massive favour from Colombia here to qualify. Mexico are only through because of South Korea’s divine win over Germany.

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Poland make two changes. Lost opportunity for Poland. They were on the verge of making Euro semifinals two years ago, suffering a penalty shoot-out defeat to Portugal I believe. Now they are exiting in the group stages despite holding the lead here

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

77′ – Colombia have taken the lead against Senegal and currently top their group. Japan are in second position as it stands. The drama yet again takes hold!

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

76′ – Well the teams that are playing for pride have had a massive say on who qualifies and who misses out over the past two days. South Korea of course knocking Germany out and keeping Mexico in. Poland now knocking Japan out and keeping Colombia in the tournament

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

74′ – Poland could have put Japan to bed here but Lewandowski misses from close range as Poland open Japan right up on the counter yet again!

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

68′ – Have to say that Poland are looking more threatening than Japan. And the Poles have nothing to play for. Japan need to react and quickly

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

66′ – Inui comes on for Usami as Japan make their second change.

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

64′ – Japan doing a Mexico here. Lacking the cutting edge play of their first two matches and they are paying a very heavy price after previously being in a strong position to qualify…

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

Japan only have themselves to blame here. As it stands, Japan are going home if Colombia and Senegal continue to remain scoreless

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

Goal
Poland are on the board and the drama really begins now for Japan! Freekick whipped into the area and the ball volleyed home into the back of the net by Bednarek

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

59′ – Well this goalless stalemate suits the Japanese just fine. The best chance of the game has fallen to Poland. Japan creating some good half chances but nothing to score Fabianski

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

53′ – Poland open Japan up on the counter but the final ball to Lewandowski is claimed by Japan’s no. 1. Japan vulnerable. At least there is life in this contest.

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

50′ – Japan forced into an early change in the second half as Okazaki comes off for Osako

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Japan vs Poland: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog