Times Japan vs Croatia as seen on TV, stream online, World Cup 2022

Japan meets Croatia on Monday 5 December 2022 at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar. Kickoff is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. ET.

You can Watch Japan vs Croatia Live Stream on FuboTV (Free Trial Available)

You can also watch Japan vs Croatia live stream with Spanish commentary on Peacock

When will Japan vs Croatia kick off?

The round of 16 match between Japan and Croatia is scheduled for Monday 5 December 2022 and kick-off times are as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. ET
  • 7:00 a.m. PT

How to see Japan vs Croatia?

If you’re watching on TV, you can watch Japan vs Croatia on the following channels:

You can Watch Japan vs Croatia Live Stream on FuboTV (Free Trial Available)

You can also watch Japan vs Croatia live stream with Spanish commentary on Peacock

Japan vs Croatia: The State of the Country

The Blue Samurai are now huge killers

Given the way they led a group made up of both Germany and Spain, it’s safe to say that Japan go into the Round of 16 against Croatia with confidence. Hajime Moriyasu’s men took the football world by storm during this World Cup with their disciplined and energetic performances against two former world champions. It would indeed take a brave man to bet against them again as they attempt to secure their first quarter-final entry.

Is Croatia still getting warm?

It’s hard to believe that Croatia finished runners-up at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Led by perennial Luka Modric, the squad is largely the same as it was four years ago and frankly it shows. The Croatians have two goalless draws and one win to their tournament tally and frankly wouldn’t be in the last 16 if it weren’t for Belgium Romelu Lukaku, who failed to convert some scoring chances. That’s all to say that while the squad obviously has quality, it doesn’t feel like Croatia really got off the ground in Qatar. If they want to avoid a trip home, they need to change that now.

Japan vs Croatia: The Prediction

If you want to teach a team how to counterattack, a video of Japan’s game would probably be useful. Not only are the Blue Samurai second-half specialists, they also have a wealth of talent in reserve that has proven they are more than ready to make an impact right away. To be honest, Japan has every right to believe it can defeat another European power when it meets Croatia on Monday. Even more so when you consider how goal-shy Croatia was. On the other hand, if there is one thing, this coach Zlatko Dalics Side does well, they defend. That said, although we expect goals in this game, we have a feeling that Japan will have a hard time when it comes to scoring more than one goal. We go into this game with a 1-1 draw and Japan lose to more experienced Croatia on penalties.

Japan vs Croatia: History

Japan and Croatia have met 19 times, most recently at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. That day, they played the second game of Group F to a goalless draw and ended up both being eliminated as group bottom and third respectively. Now that they meet in the last 16, the stakes are higher than ever with a spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals at stake. Expect drama.


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