Fifa World Cup live blog – day 18 as it happened: Belgium win epic last-16 encounter against Japan; Brazil into the quarters for seventh consecutive time

Round of 16 continues with a Latin battle, and Asia’s remaining contenders in action against one of the tournament favourites in Belgium

PUBLISHED : Monday, 02 July, 2018, 9:49pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 July, 2018, 4:15am

Brazil qualify for seventh straight quarter-finals, while Mexico depart tournament at last-16 stage for seventh consecutive time

Japan go out after thrilling clash with Belgium