2022 World Cup giant killers Japan will look to take another impressive scalp at the tournament when they face Croatia (JPN vs CRO) in the last-16 match on Monday at the Al Janoub Stadium.
Japan – The Samurai Blue are far from finished, as evidenced by their 1-0 loss to Costa Rica on matchday two, but they could now advance to an all-Asian quarter-final against South Korea. Japan has yet to reach a World Cup quarter-final.
Croatia – The Checkered Ones enter the last-16 clash on a nine-game unbeaten run across all tournaments and have advanced from both of their previous ties at this stage of the competition. Still, Dalic’s side can take nothing for granted against Japan’s counter-attacking machine.
Japan vs Croatia: Match Details
|Match||Japan vs Croatia|
|Date||5th December 2022|
|Time||8:30 PM (IST)|
|Venue||Al Janoub Stadium, Al-Wakrah, Qatar|
JPN vs CRO: Broadcast Details
The match will be broadcast LIVE on Sports 18 and Sports 18 HD Channels in India. Those who want to watch the match online can do so via the Jio Cinema app.
JPN vs CRO: Head-to-Head stats
Japan and Croatia have met each other on 3 occasions. Both the teams have 1 win each and 1 match ended in a draw.
Dream 11 Top Picks and Player Stats
Maya Yoshida: As always, Japan will depend on their veteran captain to lead from the defensive line.
Luka Modric: The veteran midfielder has been synonymous with consistency over the years and will be Croatia’s standout against Japan.
JPN vs CRO: Dream 11 Fantasy Team
Defenders: Nagamoto, Yoshida, Lovren, Gvardiol
Midfielders: Modric, Perisic, Ito, Doan
Forwards: Kramaric, Kamada
Dream 11 Captain & Vice-Captain Choice For The Match
JPN vs CRO: Predicted Line-Up
Japan possible starting lineup: Gonda; Tomiyasu,Yoshida, Nagamoto; Ito; Morita, Tanaka, Nagatomo; Doan, Maeda, Kamada
Croatia possible starting lineup: Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Barisic; Kovacic, Brozovic, Modric; Kramaric, Livaja, Perisic
JPN vs CRO: Team News
Doubtful: Takefusa Kubo
Unavailable: Ko Itakura