On Tuesday 14 November, SAMURAI BLUE (Japan National Team) played an international friendly match against Belgium at Jay Breydelstadion in Bruges, Belgium and took a 1-0 loss after conceding a goal in the second half.
Japan replaced two starters from the previous match against Brazil on Friday 10 and brought on forward ASANO Takuma (VfB Stuttgart) and midfielder and national-team debutant NAGASAWA Kazuki (Urawa Reds) to start the game.
Belgium, on the other hand, changed three players from their starting line-ups in their last match against Mexico where they drew 3-3. While forward Romelu LUKAKU, who scored two against Mexico, midfielder Kevin DE BRUYNE and forward Dries MERTENS were given the starting positions, midfielder Eden HAZARD, who scored the opening goal in the previous match, was not even part of the reserve squad against Japan.....
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