On December 9, Brazil and Croatia will square off in the Qatar World Cup quarterfinal, marking their third overall meeting in the competition. Both teams enter the quarterfinal with contrasting victories over Asian rivals. The 2018 World Cup runner-up, Croatia, advanced to the round of eight after defeating Japan in a nail-biting penalty shootout thanks to goalie Dominik Livakovic’s three saves. However, Brazil had an easy time of it against South Korea because of the coordinated efforts of its offensive players, who scored four goals in quick succession.
Brazil: The Brazilians are on track to win their sixth World Cup title in Qatar after previously winning it five times. In the Round of 16 encounters between the Selecao and South Korea, the Selecao grabbed a four-goal lead in just 36 minutes, and they eventually cruised to a 4-1 victory. Brazil has so far only suffered one World Cup defeat, a 1-0 setback to Cameroon in the group round. In fact, they had not lost in 19 international contests before that.
Brazil will remember its previous experience at this level even if this is its sixth trip to a World Cup quarterfinals game. Brazil was ousted from the competition in the quarterfinals in three of the last four events, in 2006, 2010, and 2018. But this time they face Croatia, a side they have defeated in their previous four encounters. They will be prepared on Friday to recover from their quarterfinals setback.
Croatia: Prior to falling to France in 2018, Croatia advanced to the World Cup finals. They did, however, reach the quarterfinals this year, but it wasn’t beautiful. They have only achieved one victory thus far in the competition, a 4-1 victory over Canada in the group stage, along with three draws and a victory over Japan on penalties in the Round of 16. However, they have won their previous 11 World Cup games without losing a game.
Although it has been difficult to overcome the Croatian side captained by Luka Modric, who will face a strong Brazil team, a draw, and wins in penalty shootouts certainly won’t cut it at this stage of the campaign.
Brazil vs Croatia 2022 Head to Head:
With three victories and a tie in four games against the European opposition, Brazil has a definite lead in the head-to-head record. Two of the four contests took place during the FIFA World Cup, but the other two were friendly matches.
The first meeting between the two teams was a friendly international match in 2005 that finished in a 1-1 tie thanks to goals from Ricardinho for Brazil and Niko Kranjcar for Croatia. In their most recent meeting, which took place before the 2018 World Cup, Brazil won 2-0 thanks to goals from Neymar and Roberto Firmino.
Brazil win -3
Croatia won – 0
Draw – 1
Brazil vs Croatia Match Details:
- Date: Friday, December 9
- Kickoff Time: 10:00 am ET / 3:00 pm GMT / 2:00 am AEDT (Sat, Dec. 10)
- Official: Michael Oliver (England)
- Location: Education City Stadium
Brazil vs Croatia Live-Streaming Details
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Brazil vs Croatia World Cup Prediction
Brazil is bursting with confidence after easily eliminating South Korea in the round of 16, but Friday’s matchup against a country of Croatia’s caliber with their knockout-stage record may not be a stroll in the park. Croatia has, in fact, defeated several rivals on the grandest international stage, but playing Brazil could be going too far. Brazil 3 vs. Croatia 1 might be the final score.