Brazil is confident it will win against Croatia. Neymar will lead the attack against the Checkers pretty much like he did against South Korea in the Round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.
Croatia is coming off an unexpectedly tough battle against Japan’s discipline. A single equalizer prevailed throughout the event, pushing the game to the penalty shootout, where Livakovic saved three of Japan’s net goals. Hence, a 3-1 victory in the penalty round.
|Croatia vs. Brazil|
|Education City Stadium, Qatar|
|Date and Time|
|December 9, 2022, 8:30 pm IST|
|Croatia – 15 vs. Brazil – 1|
Brazil vs. Croatia will be the first match of the quarterfinals. The excitement in all the bettors from the top FIFA betting sites is at its peak, and for all the right reasons. Brazil has 5 out of 6 wins so far, while Croatia has 3 wins, 1 loss, and 3 draws. Five-time FIFA World Cup champions are determined to extend the record to the sixth time, and Checkers are not looking to back down in their third-ever appearance in the FIFA quarterfinals.
Tite’s side won 4-1 vs. South Korea, with all four goals coming within the first 36 minutes. The charge was led by Vini Jr.’s score in the 7th minute, followed by Neymar, Richarlison, and Lucas. A 4-2-3-1 formation and strong support from Neymar after his return from injury are likely to keep the fans’ hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive.
A team that wins will meet either Argentina or the Netherlands on December 14, 2022, at 12:30 a.m. at Lusail Stadium, Qatar.
Dalic’s side found it difficult to claim the winning edge during normal playtime. Japan’s Maeda scored an opener in the 43rd minute, leaving Croatia with no other option but to find the net. Ivan eventually did in the 55th minute, which remained the only memorable moment until the extra time.
The fixture went to a penalty shootout, where Gonda saw the ball go through the net three times. Livakovic let that happen only once, saving three shots by the Asian team.
Croatia has yet to lose a match in the tournament. Brazil, on the other hand, suffered an upset vs. Cameroon with a final tally of 0-1. The prediction, however, remains in favor of Brazil, with the scoreboard probably showing 3-2 against Croatia.