Fifa World Cup, JPN vs CRO Highlights: Croatia go through, win shoot out
Japan, having stunned Spain and Germany at the group stage of teh Fifa World Cup 2022 in Qatar, is now upo against Croatia in the Round of 16. With Australia already out, the baton of Asian representation in the World Cup lies heavily on the Japanese team and with the kind of performances that they have put in, there is no doubt that they are more than capable enough of stunning the eastern european nation.
Whether it will be the Japanese perseverance sailing through or will Croatia’s resistance and defensive game see them through, could only be known after the 90 minutes, or maybe 120 or maybe after the penalty shoot-out. Stay tuned for all that and more.
Japan Starting 11
Gonda; Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Taniguchi; Ito, Morita, Junya, Nagatomo; Doan, Maeda, Kamada
Croatia Starting 11
Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Barisic; Brozovic, Kovacic, Modric; Petkovic, Kramaric, Perisic
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