Japan will face Croatia in the match of the 1/8 finals of the 2022 World Cup. Who will pass next?
The Japanese national team not only got out of Group E, but also took first place. And this despite the fact that Spain and Germany were in the quartet with her, as well as Costa Rica. But it was the European teams that the Japanese managed to win (2-1), and the battle with Costa Rica was lost (0-1). It is necessary to note the character of the "samurai". In the matches with Germany and Spain, they conceded first, but found the strength not only to win back, but also to come forward.
Croatia started the group stage with a draw with Morocco (0-0), and ended it with a goalless draw with Belgium, which was quite satisfactory, because in the second round match, chess defeated Canada 4-1, and with five points in total took the second position of quartet F. This is the case when the second place turned out to be better than the first, because the winning team of Morocco received Spain as rivals at the 1/8 finals stage.
Statistics and figures:
- Japan scored two wins with one loss;
- Croatia won in one match out of three;
- The teams met twice - 1-0 in favor of Croatia and 0-0.
Japan scored two goals each for Germany and Spain, and is capable of hitting Croatia's possessions at least once.