The massive clash at the quarterfinal of the FIFA World Cup 2022 is going on between Croatia and Brazil on December 9, 2022, at Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan. The five times world cup winner made light work of their last-16 encounter with South Korea.
The Brazilian team beat South Korea 4-1. Likewise, the Croatian squad battled with Japan, and the game ended 1-1 draw. The match went for a penalty, and Croatia won the game to secure a place in the quarterfinal. Now, Brazil and Croatia will face each other and will battle to go to the semifinal of the World Cup.
Here's everything you need to know about Croatia vs. Brazil in the quarterfinal.
Croatia vs. Brazil Match Preview: Head to Head
- This is the third time Croatia and Brazil are facing each other in FIFA World Cup. They encountered in 2006 and 2014.
- Croatia came to the quarterfinal of the 2022 World Cup after beating Japan, while Brazil went to this stage after defeating South Korea.
- The winner between Croatia and Brazil will face the winning team of Netherlands vs. Argentina.
- Croatia and Brazil have met each other four times; three won by Brazil, and one drew.
Croatia vs. Brazil Possible Lineup
Croatia's Predicted Lineup Against Brazil: Dominik Livakovic, Dejan Lovren, Josip Juranovic, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic, Marcelo Brozovic, Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Petkovic
Brazil's Predicted Lineup Against Croatia: Alisson, Eder Militao, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Danilo, Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta, Vinicious Junior, Neymar, Raphinha, Richarlison
Players To Watch At Croatia vs. Brazil
Both Croatia and Brazil have strong lineups as they will fight for a spot in the semifinal. So, fans are hoping this game to be interesting. Both squads enjoyed contrasting fortunes in the Round of 16.
Meanwhile, Brazil is still the favorite to go on and win the tournament, but Croatia has shown trademark strength to reach the quarterfinal. So, Brazil has to keep an eye on Andrej Kramaric. On the other hand, Richarlison is also the key player for Brazil, whose performances people are looking for.
How To Watch Croatia vs. Brazil? Kickoff Time, Stadium, Tickets
Fans have already booked tickets to watch the game between Croatia and Brazil. So, you can also check multiple authorized sites to buy tickets to support your favorite team. Some of the ticket-selling sites are Stubhub, Ticombo, Liverpool FC, SafeTicket Compare, and FIFA.
Kickoff Time: 9:00 (CDT), 10:00 (ET), 7:00 (PT), 15:00 (GMT)
Date: December 9, 2022
Stadium: Education City Stadium
Location: Al Rayyan, Qatar
Where To Watch: Fubo, Vidgo, Sling TV, Peacock TV
Croatia vs. Brazil Prediction: Win Probability and Betting Odds
Croatia and Brazil will face each other in the FIFA World Cup for the third time on December 9 at Education City Stadium. Both teams have done pretty well till now, and this is their toughest battle. So, it is pretty challenging to predict the winner, but we expect the Brazilian team will take this game and move to the next Round of the World Cup.
11% support Croatia, while Brazil is supported by 70%. Meanwhile, 11% have predicted that the game will end draw and Brazil will win the game in penalties.
We Say: Brazil 2-1
The quarterfinal between Croatia and Brazil is on December 9. Fans have already begun betting for their favorite team.
Moneyline Odds: Croatia: +750