Seeking to reclaim the world title at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Brazil are aiming to keep going and overcome their Croatian counterpart’s hurdle on Friday at Education City Stadium as part of the quarter-finals.
Brazil enter the showdown in high spirits after a big win over South Korea (4-1) in the final price round, in addition to returning star Neymar to the squad and scoring a goal after his absence from the last two group stage matches against Switzerland and Cameroon.
On the other hand, Croatia, which finished runners-up at the 2018 World Cup in Russia four years ago, is looking to continue on its way to the World Cup despite big changes in the roster that played a major role in Russia, as it no longer includes only Luka. Modric and Ivan Perisic.
The confrontation is the third between Brazil and Croatia in a World Cup final, with Brazil having won the previous two matches (1-0) at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and (3-1) at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Fans will also be on Saturday’s rendezvous with a fiery showdown between World Cup winners France and its English counterpart on Saturday, while the Netherlands will face Argentina on Friday in a tight two-team showdown.
On Saturday, all eyes will be on Morocco’s upcoming showdown with their Portuguese counterpart, after the ambition ceiling of Moroccan fans in particular and the Arabs in general has been raised to ensure that the Atlantic Lions continue to write glory after a historic World Cup quarter-final qualification for the first time for an Arab team at the expense of ancient Spanish team.
The match will be a difficult one for the Moroccan and Portuguese teams and despite the problems that the Portuguese team’s dressing room is experiencing due to Ronaldo’s objections to him sitting on the bench again, the Portuguese are looking forward to finding the farthest point in the tournament.
And on Thursday, the Record newspaper published a report that a crisis was raging between Ronaldo and Fernando Santos, the coach of the Portuguese national team, that Ronaldo even threatened to leave the World Cup.