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LIVE Japan vs Croatia, FIFA world Cup Spherical of 16 rating: Match underway; JPN v CRO updates

Observe for all dwell updates, rating and highlights of the FIFA World Cup Spherical of 16 match between Japan and Croatia, taking place on the Al Janoub stadium.

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A hat-trick of Spherical of 16 wins?

This will likely be Croatia’s third look within the spherical of 16 on the World Cup. It progressed from this stage in each earlier such situations, beating Romania 1-0 in 1998 and Denmark on penalties in 2018.

Litmus take a look at for Moriyasu’s Japan

This would be the third World Cup assembly between Japan and Croatia, with Japan winless and goalless within the earlier two – a 0-1 defeat in 1998 and a goalless attract 2006, each within the group stage. These two matches are Croatia’s solely earlier World Cup video games in opposition to an Asian nation.


Japan (3-4-3): Shuichi Gonda; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Maya Yoshida (capt), Shogo Taniguchi; Junya Ito, Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Yuto Nagatomo; Ritsu Doan, Daichi Kamada, Daizen Maeda

Croatia (4-3-3): Dominik Livakovic; Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Barisic; Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic; Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic

Get all the outcomes for the FIFA World Cup 2022 right here: Full record of all matches, scores, outcomes, goalscorers


Japan defender Yuto Nagatomo has instructed his teammates they’ll want to point out “samurai spirit” in Monday’s round-of-16 match in opposition to Croatia on the World Cup.

And so they’ll want one other high quality that Nagatomo discovered enjoying for nearly a decade in Italy, largely with Inter Milan.

“Coraggio,” Nagatomo stated. “We need to play with courage.”

Japan is showing within the knockout stage for the fourth time and nonetheless trying to find its first win. It rallied in group play to beat each Germany and Spain — two former world champions — 2-1 but additionally stumbled to a 1-0 loss in opposition to Costa Rica.

Croatia, the smallest nation within the ultimate 16 with a inhabitants of solely 4 million, was the runner-up 4 years in the past in opposition to France and completed third in 1998.

Might the third time be the allure?

“Why not,” stated Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic.

That is Nagatomo’s fourth World Cup, and he recollects how Japan led Belgium 2-0 in a spherical of 16 match 4 years in the past in Russia, however was eradicated 3-2 on a aim scored late in second-half stoppage time.


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“I have never forgotten,” Nagatomo stated, earlier than returning to the topic of Japanese samurai warriors as a metaphor for Japan’s World Cup marketing campaign.

“They try to improve their techniques,” he stated. “But if they are scared during the battle they will not be able to use their weapons and techniques fully.”

Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu stated the loss to Belgium was a beneficial lesson for his group.

“That experience was very precious and we can reflect on what we learned in that match with Belgium,” he stated.

Dalic stated his group will likely be properly ready; they’ve seen many Japan gamers in motion within the German league.

“They will apply the samurai philosophy in their game,” he stated. “We will also do our part. We know how important this match is for us. We know who the opponent is. We know their mentality. If we want to go father we must apply that same standard, that same attitude.”

Croatia superior with 0-0 attracts in opposition to Belgium and Morocco, which got here both aspect of a 4-1 victory over Canada.

Actual Madrid midfielder Luka Modric, the world participant of the yr in 2018, stays the heartbeat of a group whose skilled midfield is often a match for any opponent however which nonetheless lacks a prolific scorer up entrance.

Every sport the 37-year-old Modric performs any further could possibly be his final at a World Cup.

The winner Monday faces both five-time champion Brazil or South Korea within the quarterfinals.

(From AP)

When and the place to observe

When will the Japan vs Croatia Spherical of 16 match kick-off?

The Japan vs Croatia Spherical of 16 match will kick-off at 12:30AM IST, December 6.

The place will the Japan vs Croatia Spherical of 16 match kick-off?

The Japan vs Croatia Spherical of 16 match will kick-off at Stadium 974.

The place are you able to watch the Japan vs Croatia Spherical of 16 match in India?

The Japan vs Croatia Spherical of 16 match will likely be telecasted dwell on Sports18 and Sports18 HD. On Android and properly as iOS, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will likely be dwell streamed on JioCinema.

The place are you able to watch the Japan vs Croatia Spherical of 16 match exterior India?

Argentina – Stay Stream: Telemundo

United States – TV: FOX, Telemundo; Stay Stream: fuboTV, Fox Sports activities app, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Canada – TV: CTV, TSN; Stay Stream: fuboTV, TSN app

United Kingdom – TV: BBC One; Stay Stream: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Web site

Australia – TV: SBS; Stay Stream: SBS On Demand

New Zealand – TV: Sky Sports activities; Stay Stream: Sky Sport

Malaysia – TV: RTM, Astro; Stay Stream: Astro Go

Singapore – TV: Mediacorp Channel 5; Stay Stream: StarHub TV+, IPTV, Singtel TV

Hong Kong – TV: BeIN Sports activities, ITV; Stay Stream: Now TV, ViuTV

Nigeria – SuperSport and Showmax Professional.

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