Belgium, who won all three of their group-stage games, are set to face Group H runners-up Japan in their round of 16 match at the Rostov Arena on Tuesday morning AEST.

"Japan are a good team with good players. If we say before the match that we will easily win, then we take a big risk," Hazard said.

"Now I am stronger than I was four years ago in Brazil or two years ago in France. I have more experience," he added.