Japan also make wholesale changes to return to a more familiar side,
making six in total. Kagawa, Inui, Haraguchi, Osako, Hasebe and Shoji
return, with Makino, Gotoku Sakai, Yamaguchi, Usami, Muto, Okazaki
dropping to the bench.
After selecting a weakened side in the victory over England, Martinez
returns to a more familiar side by making 10 changes. Courtois is the
only man to keep his spot with the likes of Eden Hazard, Lukaku and
returning. Kompany also makes his first start of the competition after
returning to fitness.
Japan subs: Masaaki Higashiguchi, Kosuke Nakamura, Ryota Oshima,
Takashi Usami, Gotoku Sakai, Keisuke Honda, Wataru Endo, Naomichi
Ueda, Yoshinori Muto, Tomoaki Makino, Hotaru Yamaguchi, Shinji
Belgium subs: Koen Casteels, Simon Mignolet, Mousa Dembele, Youri
Tielemans, Thomas Vermaelen, Adnan Januzaj, Nacer Chadli, Dedryck
Borata, Maroaune Fellaini, Michy Batshuayi, Leander Dendoncker,
Japan XI: Eiji Kawashima; Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida, Gen Shoji, Yuto
Nagatomo; Makoto Hasebe, Gaku Shibasaki; Genki Haraguchi, Shinji
Kagawa, Takashi Unui; Yuyu Osako.
Belgium XI: Thibaut Courtois; Thomas Meunier, Toby Alderweireld,
Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, Yannick Carrasco; Kevin De Bruyne,
Alex Witsel; Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard.
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