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Rampant Brazil look to break resilient Croatia in quarter-final

After a convincing 4-1 win over South Korea, Brazil is confidently entering the quarter-final against Croatia.

Who: Brazil vs Croatia

Where: Education City Stadium

When: Friday, December 9, at 6:00 PM (5:00 PM GMT).

Brazil was at their best Monday, with four wins over South Korea in the first half.

The South American team, which tops FIFA rankings, goes into Friday’s match with twelfth-placed Croatia with high morale.

Croatia has been a tough team to beat and frustrates many opponents with their ability to drag every knockout match to its conclusion. As you can see, World Cup finalists 2018, they are skilled in playing and performing in high-pressure matches.

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Croatian players celebrate Marcelo Brozovic’s penalty kick in the penalty shootout [John Sibley/Reuters]

It is well-known that the Croats fought three extra rounds during the knockout phase to get there World Cup final in Russia They defeated Japan in the final 16-round penalty shootout.

Brazil will need to continue their good start in this game. Croatia could penalize them if they get complacent.

Richarlison was Brazil’s top scorer so far in the tournament. He scored his third goal in three games against South Korea.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar, who suffered an injury on the group stage, gave an impressive performance against South Korea. He will likely play on Saturday.

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Neymar was able to overcome a injury in the group stage to face South Korea. He scored a penalty in halftime. [Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]

Brazil is set to overwhelm a Croatian defensive line with their attacking flair. However they can also rely Liverpool’s Alisson in goal, and Chelsea’s Thiago So in the centre of defense to keep Luka Modric out of harm’s way.

Croatia has conceded only two goals this tournament. However, it could have been more if Romelu Lukaku from Belgium could have scored one of his golden chances in their final group match.

Brazil have never lost to Croatia in any of their four previous matches. If Croatia breaks that streak on Friday, they will be entering their third match. World Cup semi-final. After They finished third in 1998 and came second in 2018. A win over Brazil would allow them to go all the way.

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They are up against the most successful nation in the history the sport. They will be advancing to the semi-finals, if Brazil wins. Pele’s hospitalization served as an incentive for the five-time world champion to strive for a sixth title. World Cup for the legend.

The Brazil-Croatia winner will also face the team that finishes the best in the game between Argentina or the Netherlands on Friday.

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