The 2022 World Cup quarterfinals kick off with Croatia taking on five times winners Brazil in Al Rayyan on Friday, December 9.
The 2018 finalists needed a penalty shootout to edge past Japan in the Round of 16 as the Samba Boys produced a dominant performance to beat South Korea, 4-1, in their first knockout game in Qatar.
This contest is the first of four quarterfinals across two days of action in Qatar with the grizzled experience of Croatia matched up against the thrilling flair of Brazil.
Here’s all the key information on Croatia vs. Brazil including kickoff time, TV details, lineups and betting odds.
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Croatia vs. Brazil live stream, TV channel
This quarterfinal match between Croatia and Brazil will be played at the Education City Stadium.
Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.
|USA||Fri, Dec. 9||10:00 ET||Fox,
Fox Sports site/app,
Telemundo Deportes site/app,
|Canada||Fri, Dec. 9||10:00 ET||TSN 1, RDS (French)||TSN site/app,
|UK||Fri, Dec. 9||15:00 GMT||BBC One||BBC iPlayer, BBC website|
|Australia||Sat, Dec. 10||02:00 AEDT||SBS||SBS On Demand|
|India||Fri, Dec. 9||20:30 IST||Sports18||Voot, JioTV|
|Hong Kong||Fri, Dec. 9||23:00 HKT||Now TV (Ch. 616, 618)||Now TV|
|Malaysia||Fri, Dec. 9||23:00 MYT||Astro FIFA World Cup 1||Astro GO|
|Singapore||Fri, Dec. 9||23:00 SGT||StarHub FIFA World Cup,
Singtel FIFA World Cup 141
|Singtel TV GO, CAST,
StarHub TV+, MeWatch
|New Zealand||Sat, Dec. 10||04:00 NZDT||Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports||Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW|
Croatia vs. Brazil lineups
Despite going through 120 minutes of action — and spot kicks — against Japan, Zlatko Dalic is unlikely to make too many starting changes, with Marko Livaja potentially replacing Bruno Petkovic in attack.
Croatia projected lineup (4-3-3): 1. Livakovic (GK) — 22. Juranovic, 6. Lovren, 20. Gvardiol, 3. Barisic — 10. Modric, 11. Brozovic, 8. Kovacic — 9. Kramaric, 14. Livaja, 4. Perisic
Tite recalled his key stars for their Round of 16 win over South Korea, with Neymar back in action for Brazil, and he could stick with an unchanged starting team.
Brazil projected lineup (4-2-3-1): 1. Alisson (GK) — 14. Militao, 4. Marquinhos, 3. Silva, 2. Danilo — 7. Paqueta, 5. Casemiro — 11. Raphinha, 10. Neymar, 20. Vinicius Jr — 9. Richarlison
Croatia vs. Brazil odds, prediction
Despite Croatia reaching the final in Russia four years ago, Brazil are strong favourites to win this tie, and ease on into the last four in Qatar.
However, based on their strong defensive record in the Middle East, with two goals conceded in four games, Croatia should limit Brazil to a narrow victory.
to score Y / N
|+105 / -150||2.04 / 1.61||11/10, 4/6||19/20, 4/5|
|Over / Under
|-130 / -105||1.78 / 1.93||8/11, 1/1||5/6, 10/11|
Note: Odds above for 90 minutes of regulation except “to advance.”