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A two-goal comeback after 48 years, and a new high for AFC

July 2, 2018 7:20 PM
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A two-goal comeback after 48 years, and a new high for AFC

Belgium are the first team to have come back from a 2-0 deficit and registered a win in a World Cup game in 48 years, emulating Germany's quarterfinal win over England in 1970, when they won 3-2 in extra-time after trailing 2-0 at one stage.

Japan have been knocked out in the round of 16 for the third time, after losing to Turkey in 2002 and Paraguay in 2010. Japan also became just the second Asian nation to have scored first in a World Cup knockout match after North Korea, who led Portugal in the 1966 quarters 3-0, before being pegged ...

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