Jakarta, CNN Indonesia —
Brazil qualified for the quarter-finals after beating South Korea 4-1. Meanwhile, Croatia qualified for the Round of 16 after toppling Japan via a penalty shootout.
That year, Croatia qualified for the Qatar 2022 knockout stage after finishing ahead of Belgium and Canada, and one place behind Morocco in Group F.
Brazil have a class record against Croatia. The Samba team has never lost in four games. Brazil last beat Croatia in a friendly in June 2018 2-0.
Croatia makes Brazil cry (son of powerful desires of jewels)
Regarding the formation of the team, Brazil are a very attacking team and somewhat unbalanced in midfield. Croatia can take advantage of this situation, which has the best midfielders in the world like Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic.
Brazil will likely put more pressure and confuse the Croatian defence, but Modric and his friends won’t be easily beaten. Croatia actually have the chance to hurt Brazil with a counterattack plan.
Croatia can surprise Brazil in this game. Score 2-1 for Croatia.
Brazil Continue Steps (Haryanto Tri Wibowo)
Brazil’s skillful game when they beat South Korea proved that the Selecao have extraordinary strength on the front lines. Just like in the round of 16, Tite’s team immediately put the gas in the first minute.
Croatia will certainly defend more, hoping for a counterattack down the left by Ivan Perisic. Interestingly, Eder Militao’s game as a right-back was one of Brazil’s weak points against South Korea.
But I predict that Brazil will do better as a unit. I predict that Brazil will win 3-0 against Croatia.
Croatia knock out Brazil on penalties (Abdul Susila)
In the 2022 World Cup, Croatia never lost. Of the four matches, three of them ended in a draw. This shows that the Croatian defense is quite calm against tough teams.
Croatia are also unbeaten in the last 10 matches. At the same time, Brazil lost once in the group stage, namely Cameroon. At that time, Brazil appeared with a covering team, including Neymar who was absent due to injury.
I predict that this duel will end in a penalty shootout and Croatia will be the winner.
Click to read the full prediction >>>
Croatia is not in an ideal state
“Social media fanatic. Problem solver. Bacon ninja. Communicator. Alcohol evangelist.”