Brazil and Croatia will meet in the last eight of the FIFA World Cup 2022 . The teams will meet for the fifth time in their respective tournaments .
Al Rayyan (Qatar), December 8 : The Round of 16 has now concluded, and the final eight standing teams will now face off in the semi-finals.In the quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup 2022, Brazil and Croatia will meet for the fifth time in their respective tournaments, and the third in the competition's history.With a convincing 4-1 victory over Korea, both teams secured their spot in the final eight.Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison, and Lucas Paqueta all scored as Tites dominated the first 45 minutes.With 15 seconds remaining, Paik Seung-ho grabbed a goal, but it was too late for the Koreans.Croatia finished the last eight match with an extra 30 minutes after a 1-1 draw with Japan in their round-of-16 clash.Which of the four previous meetings between Croatia and Brazil is the better team?Read on to find out the exact head-to-head record between the two teams.As they geared up for the World Cup in Russia, the last time these two teams met was in a friendly four years ago.Brazil was eliminated in the quarterfinals, while Croatia advanced to the final before being defeated by France. Tites side had 63% possession and almost double the number of passes on the night, but it would take them until the 70th minute to break through.This would come from Neymar, who came on at halftime to give them more forward presence.The tournament was not allowed in Qatar, but Roberto Firmino claimed the victory in stoppage time with a spectacular chip over the keeper.Croatia now has a rebuilt back five, with Dejan Lovren being the only player from that game to start their round-of-16 match against Japan on Monday (5 December).Joko Gvardiol, 20, now plays at the back and has had an impressive campaign so far. They also have Vinicius Jr, Raphinha, and Richarlison, among other things, the team's head-to-head record is disappointing for Croatia's prospects in the quarter-finals, with Brazil leading the way.The South Americans have won three of their four games, with a draw in a friendly in 2005.If they are to advance to the final four, they'd need a historic first-ever victory over Brazil, which they achieved in this competition in 2006 and the second in the tournament's opening game in 2014.