Croatia stand between Brazil and a place in the last four.
Brazil have never lost in four previous meetings with Croatia, with this their first meeting since a 2-0 friendly win in June 2018.
The South Americans are looking to reach the World Cup semi-final for the ninth time, with only Germany (12) doing so more often.
Croatia, runners-up in 2018, have reached at least the last four of the competition on both previous occasions they’ve made it out of the group stages (1998 and 2018).
The Croatians advanced to the knockout stage of Qatar 2022 after finishing ahead of Belgium and Canada, but in second place behind Morocco in Group F.
They have a host of experienced players, like Luka Modric, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Lovren and Andrej Kramaric, with Josko Gvardiol one of the breakout stars at this tournament.
Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was the hero in the last round, becoming just the third goalkeeper in World Cup history to save as many as three penalties in a shootout.
Lets look into Head-to-Head records , Winning probability, predictions, etc.
Brazil vs Croatia history
Brazil has a clear-cut advantage when it comes to head-to-head record, with three wins and a draw in four games against the European opponent.
While two of the four games came in FIFA World Cup, the other two were friendly fixtures.
The very first encounter between the two sides came in an international friendly in 2005, which ended in a 1-1 draw, with Ricardinho scoring for Brazil and Niko Kranjcar for Croatia.
The latest fixture between the two happened prior to the 2018 World Cup, with Brazil running out 2-0 winner, with goals from Neymar and Roberto Firmino.
Brazil win -3
Croatia win – 0
Draw – 1
Brazil are favourites coming into this match and are expected to continue in their way to the World cup Glory.
Prediction : Croatia 1-3 Brazil
Portugal : 65%
Morocco : 25%