Croatia faced Japan in the round of 16 and that was the first match in this FIFA world cup which extended to extra time and then to penalties. Finally, Croatia won the match while the other side Brazil beat South Korea very badly and qualified for the quarter-finals of the world cup 2022. Croatia is confident and is the runner-up of the 2018 world cup where they lost to France, Luka Modric must be hoping to win this world cup which may be his last world cup. It is 20 years now since Brazil tasted the world cup trophy and they are prepared for this and seem the strongest team to win this world cup. Let’s see how both these team will play their next match and how far they can go.
- Croatia vs Brazil Match Date and Time
- Croatia Squad and Line-up Against Brazil In Quarter-Final Match
- Croatia’s Formation against Brazil
- Brazil Squad and Line-up Against Croatia In Quarter-Final Match
- Brazil’s Formation against England
- Croatia vs Brazil Head-to-head
- Croatia vs Brazil Quarter-Final Match Prediction
Croatia vs Brazil Match Date and Time
Croatia vs Brazil match will be played on 9 December Friday at 18:00 local Qatar time at Education City Stadium.
|USA & Canada||10:00 ET|
Croatia Squad and Line-up Against Brazil In Quarter-Final Match
This Croatian team has the experience to dive deep till the world cup finals, but after watching their past matches I feel they lack a goal scorer a striker who will use the ability and crosses of Luka Modric to convert into a goal. If we see their past matches Croatia struggles to score a goal and starts to play a defensive game against the opponents, Yeah! this may be a good strategy but against Brazil a big NO. Brazil is a goal-scoring team and the Croatian defense won’t be able to handle their strong attacks. While Croatia has to build a strong attacking strategy and they have to find a way to score against the Brazillian defense.
Perisic, Petkovic, and Kramaric are playing a good forward game but they need to improve their accuracy to put that ball into a goal. While Croatia’s Mid-field and Defense are satisfying but need to be alert when they have to face Brazil.
Croatia’s Predicted Line-up
Goalkeepers: Dominik Livakovic
Defenders: Dejan Lovren, Josip Juranovic, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa
Midfielders: Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic
Forwards: Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Petkovic
Croatia’s Formation against Brazil
Brazil Squad and Line-up Against Croatia In Quarter-Final Match
Brazil has a wonderful squad, all of its players play for big clubs in Europe. They have many options in every position on the ground. We have seen how Brazil showed its quality play against South Korea. They scored 4 goals against them and all 4 goals were scored by different players. They have Neymar who is the number 9 player and currently in great form with the support of Vinicious Jr from the left flank and Raphinha from the right wing while Richarlison for support. This is the most dangerous combination any team will face.
Casemiro and Lucan Paqueta can handle the complete midfield, while Militao, Silva, Marquinhos, and Danilo become the defensive wall against the opponent attackers.
In the quarter-final match manager, Tite will give preference to their first-choice goalkeeper Ederson.
Brazil Predicted Line-Up Against South Korea
Brazil might play in a 4-2-3-1 formation
Defenders: Militao, Silva, Marquinhos, Danilo
Midfielders: Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta
Forward: V Junior, Neymar, Raphinha, Richarlison
Brazil’s Formation against England
Brazil is predicted to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Croatia vs Brazil Head-to-head
Croatia has played 4 matches against Brazil in their entire career and the result is below.
|17 Aug 2005||Croatia v Brazil||D||1-1||International Friendly|
|13 Jun 2006||Brazil v Croatia||W||1-0||FIFA World Cup|
|12 Jun 2014||Brazil v Croatia||W||3-1||FIFA World Cup|
|03 Jun 2018||Brazil v Croatia||W||2-0||International Friendly|
Croatia vs Brazil Quarter-Final Match Prediction
Croatia has never won any match against Brazil and especially in the world cup. Croatia faced Brazil 2 times in the world cup first time in 2006 and then in 2014 and Croatia lost both times.
History will repeat and Brazil is predicted to win against Croatia and the result might be Croatia 0-2 Brazil.
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