2022 FIFA World Cup R16 Croatia Vs Japan: Live Stream, Match Timings, and Preview


2022 FIFA World Cup R16 Croatia Vs Japan: Live Stream, Match Timings, and Preview

Japan vs Croatia

Smaller and not-so-favorite teams have impressed a lot in this World Cup, and so has Japan. Hajime Moriyasu’s team finished above the likes of Spain and Germany, beating both of them. After defeating former 2014 World Cup winners, japan suffered a disappointing loss to Costa Rica. The Germans believed they had to win against Keylor Navas’s man to progress to the Round of 16, as Spain was expected to win the game easily. But to everyone’s surprise, Japan came out victorious against the 2010 World Cup winners.

It has been a quiet tournament for Zlatko Dalic men this year. Having drawn the first match against Morocco in a goalless fixture, Croatia won against debutant Canada after going a goal down in the initial phases. Belgium was their opponent in the last group game, where the match remained a goalless draw earning Croatia the second spot in the group for qualifying in the round of 16 knockout phases.

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2022 FIFA World Cup R16 Japan Vs Croatia: Match details

  • Tournament: 2022 FIFA World Cup
  • Match: Japan Vs Croatia
  • Round: Round of 16
  • Date: 5th December 2022
  • Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium
  • Venue: Al-Wakrah, Qatar

2022 FIFA World Cup R16 Japan Vs Croatia: Preview

Japan defender Ko Itakura is suspended from the crucial tie picking up a second yellow card in his match against Spain. Takehiro Tomiyasu is battling his injuries to be fit enough to feature in a full 90 min game against the Croatians, where his style of play and experience will play a pivotal role for the Japanese frontline and backline.

The scariest thing surrounding the Croatian side is that if they are supposed to qualify for the quarter-finals with Luka Modric and Dejan Lovren picking up a yellow card, both of them will be unavailable for the match. There are no concerns surrounding the team regarding any injuries, with players being at their ultimate best even though there has hardly been squad rotation by the manager.

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2022 FIFA World Cup R16 Japan Vs Croatia: Live and Broadcast details

  • USA – Fox Sports 1, Foxsports.com, Peacock, Fox Sports App.
  • UK – BBC One, BBC iPLayer, BBC Sport Web
  • Australia – SBS
  • Qatar– beIN SPORTS
  • Canada– CTV, TSN
  • India– Sports -18, Jio Cinema

2022 FIFA World Cup R16 Japan Vs Croatia: Match timings

  • Melbourne– 2:00 AM
  • Doha– 6:00 PM
  • London– 3:00 PM
  • Los Angeles– 7:00 PM
  • Toronto– 10:00 AM
  • India– 8:30 PM

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