Japan vs Croatia will face off in the fifth Round of 16 games of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Japan triumphed over two of the most powerful teams in the competition, Germany, and Spain, to win a group that also included Spain.
Croatia drew 0-0 with Belgium and 0-0 with Morocco, which ultimately served them well when they trounced Canada 4-1.
As of right now, Japan is preparing for a dream ride at FIFA 2022. Germany was defeated by the giant killers, who ultimately eliminated the four-time world champions from the world cup.
Additionally, Spain was defeated by the Samurai Blue, moving them up to second place in the group. Croatia, on the other side, hasn’t lost a match since the competition started.
Japan vs Croatia Overview
Having never beaten a World Title winner previously, Japan triumphed in the group of death. This time, they did it in three days while defeating two world winners. Japan will therefore not be short in confidence as they embark on their most winning world cup campaign in history.
Japan’s superb defense was crucial in its victory over Spain, and the same tactics might be used against Croatia. They were able to make use of the few openings they created in that match, but it might take additional time and even a penalty in this one.
It’s interesting to observe that Zlatko Dali’s club has also had success using defensive tactics. After 90 minutes, the draw seems like a great buy because Croatia would likely be pleased to prevent Japan from scoring in this game.
The runners-up from last year have gone nine games without losing, won six times, and tied three times. They haven’t dropped a game since June when Austria crushed them 3-0.
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Japan vs Croatia Best Players
Ivan Perisic and Luka Modric continue to be crucial players for Croatia. As Ko Itakura will be sidelined from the game for collecting a second yellow card, Japan’s midfielder Ritsu Doan may have the opportunity.
Japan vs Croatia Head-to-Head
The history of these two clubs’ matchups is particularly intriguing. One match was won by both Japan and Croatia, while one was a tie.
Japan vs Croatia Match Prediction
Japan will extend its unbeaten streak at the FIFA World Cup 2022 by defeating Croatia 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.