Croatia-Brazil: TV broadcast, live streaming, probable line-ups and pre-match

Where to see the match, kick-off time, team compositions: GOAL reveals all the useful information on Croatia-Brazil.

The quarter-final between Croatia and Brazil seems to be the most unbalanced on paper. And yet, on the one hand, there is the last World Cup finalist facing the last Copa America finalist, but Brazil has exuded such serenity since the start of the competition that it is difficult not to see the Seleçao starting favorite of this meeting.

Brazil is scary

Brazil is on a mission: to put an end to twenty years of drought in the World Cup and win a sixth star. The Seleçao sent a message to the previous round by killing all suspense in less than half an hour against South Korea. Brazil’s offensive punching power is frightening and their defense isn’t bad either. Finally requested, Alisson demonstrated against South Korea that it would be difficult to cross.

Suffice to say that Brazil has all the weapons to go to the end. Opposite, Croatia was very hot against the surprise of the tournament, Japan. The 2018 World Cup runners-up had to rely on goalkeeper saves in the penalty shootout to make it into the competition’s top eight teams. Croatia will have to make the perfect match to worry Brazil and especially hope that the Seleçao thwarts or misses.

Croatia condemned to exploit

Obviously, the Croatian team does not lack quality in its workforce with a very interesting midfielder composed of Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic. This trio will have the heavy responsibility of creating and keeping the ball as much as possible to avoid letting Brazil settle in the Croatian half and get their hands on the game. Brazil’s elimination to Croatia would be a huge surprise, but in recent history Croatia have been used to being underdogs while Brazil haven’t always assumed their status as favourites. A shock not to be missed under any circumstances.

On which channel to see Croatia – Brazil?

The match between Croatia and Brazil will be broadcast on BeIN Sports 1. It will also be possible to follow the match via MyCanal in streaming.

The probable compositions of Croatia-Brazil

You don’t change a winning team and even less when you don’t have the slightest reason to change it. For Brazil, no new absentees should be noted, however, Alex Sandro could make his return, he who was injured in the previous round. If the Turinese is fit, it will be the only change in Tite’s XI and he would take the left lane of the defense while Danilo would move to the right and Eder Militao would return to the bench.

In the event that Alex Sandro is still too fair, Tite will keep the same defense and even overall the same starting lineup. Thiago Silva and Marquinhos are unstoppable in central defense while the attacking quartet Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Richarlison have caused misfortunes. In midfield, Casemiro is also untouchable and will in all likelihood be accompanied by Lucas Paqueta as in the round of 16.

On the side of Croatia, of course, the team of Zlatko Dalic experienced difficulties against Japan, but the Croatian coach who had aligned his eleven type will rely on the same players against Brazil. Hero of the round of 16, Livakovic will keep the goals. He will be protected by the Lovren-Gvardiol hinge, a hinge with experience and the ardor of youth. On the sides, Juranovic and Barisic will be renewed.

In the midfield without any surprise, the magic trio Brozovic, Modric and Kovacic will have the confidence of Zlatko Dalic and will have great responsibilities against Brazil. In front, Kramaric, and Perisic, scorer in the last game, will be responsible for feeding Petkovic.

The probable composition of Croatia : Livakovic – Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Barisic – Brozovic, Modric, Kovacic – Kramaric, Petkovic, Perisic.

The probable composition of Brazil : Alisson – Danilo, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Alex Sandro – Casemiro, Lucas Paqueta – Raphinha, Neymar, Vinicius Junior – Richarlison.

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