Croatia have to be at the top of their game to have any chance of producing an upset on Friday.
Brazil have a difficult assignment against Croatia in the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Friday. These two countries had to take contrasting routes to reach the quarterfinal stage. While Brazil produced their best performance of this World Cup to ease past South Korea in the round of 16, Croatia had to dig deep and survive Japan in a thrilling penalty shootout. With just eight teams left in the competition, anything can happen now. Thereby both sets of supporters can expect to see a closely-fought battle unfold between them.
|Croatia vs Brazil||Key details|
|Venue||Education City Stadium|
|Kickoff time in India||8:30 pm|
|Kickoff time in Croatia||4 pm|
|Kickoff time in Brazil||12 pm|
|Kickoff time in Qatar||6 pm|
After topping Group G with two victories and a defeat, a tricky test awaited Brazil in the round of 16. However, the South American nation swept South Korea aside 4-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup in style. That result would have been a reminder to the remaining teams of Brazil’s capabilities on the pitch. Thereby, Croatia have to be at the top of their game to have any chance of producing an upset on Friday. They did not just have to survive a shootout against Japan in the last-16 stage, but Croatia also had to endure nervy moments to qualify out of Group F as the second-placed team.
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These two countries have not met each other on many occasions in the past. However, there have been a few interesting battles unfolding between them in the past World Cups. Unsurprisingly, Brazil hold the edge between these two countries in head to head. Out of the four matches played between them, the South American country won three times while the remaining one ended in a draw. It also includes two group-stage matches in the 2006 and 2014 World Cups, which were won by Brazil.
|Total Croatia goals||2|
|Total Brazil goals||7|
|Biggest Croatia win||–|
|Biggest Brazil win||3-1 (2014)|
|Brazil beat Croatia||2-0|
|Brazil beat Croatia||3-1|
|Brazil beat Croatia||1-0|
|Croatia draw Brazil||1-1|