Match: Brazil vs Croatia
Kick-off date: Friday, December 09
Kick-off time: 08:30 pm IST (CHECK TIME IN YOUR COUNTRY!)
Venue: Education City Stadium
Live Broadcast: Sports18 SD/HD (India)
Live streaming Countrywise: App & Website
With Neymar healthy again, Brazil is ready to fight for the World Cup 2022. Brazil will have to overcome the 2018 runner-up Croatia, Led by 2018 Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric. The European side overcame Japan in “O16” on penalties to reach the quarter-finals despite winning only four games so far.
The two teams will play in the quarter-finals, with a semi-final clash with Argentina or the Netherlands awaiting a winner. Here is how to watch Brazil vs Croatia free live streaming:
Brazil vs Croatia Team Overview
One thing to remember is the accumulation of yellow cards, which can result in key players’ suspension for the semi-final if they get any warnings in this match. However, let’s assume that the players currently wearing the yellow jersey can survive this match without further warning. In this case, all bookings for the semi-finals are withdrawn, which means that no player can miss the final due to multiple yellow cards.
It was without a doubt Brazil’s most complete performance of the tournament and left them in the dark for most of the second half. It also reminds everyone why Tite’s men are strong contenders to win their sixth world championship after a few lacklustre starts in the group stage.
For Croatia, their path to the last eight has not been smooth. Croatia somehow manage to go through the group stage, they needed penalties to beat Japan in the final round. Daizen Maeda put the Asians ahead just before half-time, but Ivan Perisic equalized with a header in the 55th minute. The goal helped the Tottenham man equalize the great Davor Suker. Also, the way to be the top scorer for Croatia in World Cup history with six goals.
Neither team was able to find a winner within the allotted time. Which then resulted in a gruelling extra time that also failed to resolve the contest. A penalty shootout ensued and Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was the star of the show.
Dominik Livakovic became the third goalkeeper in history to save three penalties in a World Cup penalty shootout.
Possible Line-Up For Brazil vs Croatia
Croatia possible XI: Livakovic; Juranovic, Sosa, Lovren, Gvardiol; Kovacic, Modric, Brozovic; Perisic, Kramaric, Petkovic (4-3-3 formation)
Brazil Possible XI: Alisson; Militao, Danilo, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos; Casemiro, Paqueta; Raphinha, Vinicius Jr, Neymar; Richarlison (4-2-3-1 formation)