Match Today: Brazil vs Croatia 12-09-2022 World Cup 2022
The 2022 World Cup is scheduled to qualify for the quarter-finals after a fun round of 16 matches, and among the teams that will compete in the last eight are Croatia, who qualified for the 2018 World Cup against Brazil, and won five times. world Cup. To reach this stage, the two countries encounter Asian opposition; Croatia eliminated Japan, while Brazil lost to South Korea. The match scheduled for Friday, December 9, will be held at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan. Croatia is among the four teams at this stage without losing in the four matches they played in this competition. However, they had to go to extra time and a penalty shootout to secure victory over Japan and a place in the quarter-finals. They came from a goal down to end 90 minutes and extra time tied at 1-1, as they were eventually victorious in a penalty shootout against the Japanese. While they went unbeaten in this competition, Croatia only managed one win in the space of 90 minutes - a 4-1 victory over Canada. They kept clean sheets in the four matches they played and the win against Canada was the only time they scored more than one goal, with three of their four matches scoring less than 2.5 goals. Scoring was clearly not their strongest point in this World Cup; They failed to score in two of their four matches. In the two matches Croatia scored goals in, it conceded first. This race matches their performance in previous World Cup matches
Brazil vs Croatia
Croatia will be hoping to welcome back Borna Sosa, who missed the win against Japan through injury, but reports from the squad suggest he will be available for this match and has been in contention since the start. However, Croatia will be sweating on the fitness of Josip Stamicic who was also absent from the Japan game as he was suffering from a muscle strain. As for Brazil, their squad has already been cut down with the confirmed absence of Alex Telles and Gabriel Jesus. These two are completely out of competition and Jesus has already had knee surgery after getting injured in the loss to Cameroon. However, Brazil will be hoping Alex Sandro, who has now missed two matches, will recover. In seven of their last eight knockout matches Croatia have not lost in regular time; During this run, their only loss within 90 minutes was in a knockout match against France in the 2018 World Cup. In their last five matches before this match, they had scored six goals, four of them in the second half. While Croatia is targeting a third appearance in the World Cup semi-finals, Brazil is looking to appear in the semi-finals for the ninth time in its history. Going into this match, Brazil has three wins in four matches played in this competition
Croatia vs Brazil
Just in time to appear here. Richarlison will be one of the people in focus for Brazil. The Tottenham Hotspur striker has been in fantastic form, having already scored three times in the current competition. In 2022, he has played nine matches for Brazil and scored 10 goals, four more than any other player in the squad. Neymar Jr. will also be a crucial player for Brazil. After missing two matches, he returned and scored against Korea. It was his sixth consecutive goal from the penalty spot, and his tackle on the goal was impressive. In the last 11 matches, Neymar has been involved in 15 goals for Brazil, with a total of eight goals and seven assists. His purpose for sharing was impressive. In the last 11 matches, Neymar has been involved in 15 goals for Brazil, with a total of eight goals and seven assists. His purpose for sharing was impressive. In their last 11 matches, Neymar has been involved in 15 goals as Brazil's top-ranked Croatia have conceded in six of their eight World Cup matches. Brazil have finished first in seven out of 10 matches at the World Cup. Brazil scored all four first-half goals in their final match. Brazil have kept clean sheets in four of their last seven matches. Croatia have failed to score in two of their four World Cup matches so far. One of the biggest qualities that Croatia brings to this match is their toughness to beat and will certainly provide Brazil with a tough challenge. However, they only have one regular time win in this competition and that could work against them when facing a team of Brazilian caliber. Much has been said about Croatia's knack for knockout matches, but they often concede the first goal, as they have in two of their four matches in Qatar and in six of their eight World Cup matches.