Here we go! It is Belgium. We met them 5 times in the last 20 years: 2 wins for Japan. 2 draws. 1 win for Belgium. I think it is more beneficial to face Belgium as some of our players played 3 times previuosly against them (Nagatomo) while Kawashima, both Sakais, Osako, Hasebe, Okazaki and Honda played against them twice (Okazaki scored in 2009 and 2013, and Honda in 2013). So our players are familiar with Belgium. The last year's result (0-1) defeat in Belgium after a defensive mistake might give the Belgians a false assuring and they might take the game for granted. However, it is worth noting that we played with an experimental line-up then, with the likes of Nagasawa and Morioka, and our midfield suffered from not having a playmaker like Kagawa, who both holds position and controls traffic in the midfield. With Kagawa around this time and returning to form, and with Belgium not having a home advantage, I really think that Japan has a chance to reach the QF. What do you think?