The Croatia-Brazil match in the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals will take place at the Education City Stadium, Qatar on Friday (09/12/2022) evening WIB.
Croatia qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Japan in a penalty shootout. In regulation time, the two teams tied, 1-1.
On the other hand, Brazil’s gesture was more convincing because it was able to put an end to South Korea’s resistance with the score of 4-1.
In terms of FIFA rankings, Brazil are more favored to win. The Samba team is ranked 1st in the world, while the 2018 World Cup finalists are entrenched in 12th place.
Croatia also has a sharpness problem. The team aka Vatreni had minimal goals from the centre-forward they brought in.
Since the era of Mario Mandzukic, Croatia haven’t had a pure striker-type player.
Croatia’s current top scorer is Andrej Kramaric who scored two goals as a winger. Ivan Perisic scored a goal in the Round of 16, also as a winger.
The centre-forward who managed to score was Marko Livaja against Canada. Meanwhile, Bruno Petkovic and Ante Budimir have yet to open their goal taps.
Contrasting conditions occur in Brazil. Almost all Samba Team strikers such as Neymar, Vinicius Junior and Richarlison have scored goals.
Brazil are also considered fertile as they were able to score seven goals and conceded only two in four appearances for the 2022 World Cup.
But the problem of player injuries has hit Brazil. Tite’s squad are confirmed without the injured Gabriel Jesus, Danilo and Alex Sandro.
The Croatia vs Brazil match is scheduled to take place at 22:00 WIB and be broadcast live on SCTV.
In addition to the TV broadcast, Croatia v Brazil can be watched on the service live broadcast.
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