World Cup 2022: Japan vs Croatia Match Preview


For a place in the World Cup 2022 Quarter-finals, Group E winners, Japan and Group F and current World Cup runners-up Croatia will fight against each other.

Who’ll win and qualify for Quarter-finals?

Let’s have a closer look at the match details!


When and where will the Japan vs Croatia match be played?

Match: World Cup 2022, Round of 16, Japan vs Croatia

Location: Al-Wakrah, Qatar

Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium

Date: 05 December, 2022

Kick-off Time: 3 PM GMT

Japan vs Croatia head to head matches

Japan: 1 Win

Croatia: 1 Win

Draws: 1

Japan World Cup 2022 Results

Japan topped Group E with 6 points, winning both group favorites, Germany and Spain, and losing the last match against Costa Rica.

Croatia World Cup 2022 Results

Croatia finished 2nd in Group F with 5 points, beating Canada, and playing draws against Belgium and Morocco.

World Cup 2022 Japan vs Croatia: Predictions

On the first side are Japan, a team who won the 2 favorites of the World Cup tournament, Germany and Spain, and sent Germany home from the group stage.

On the other side are the current World Cup runners-up, Croatia, who haven’t shown their full potential so far.

Japan are the biggest surprise of this tournament, they have already beat 2 top Nationals, showing they are ready to beat any opponent, especially a strong one. So, Japan are considered the favorites of this match.

However, a lot await another triumph from Croatia, so they’ll not give it up that easily.

Will Japan continue their spectacular journey or Croatia will keep going for another success in their football history?

To these and other questions, we’ll get answers on Monday, 05 December.


Who’ll win this match and who will qualify for the next round? Share your thoughts in the comments!