The third game day of the World Cup playoffs starts with a match in which the national teams of Japan and Croatia will meet. The start of the match is scheduled for December 5 at 18:00 Moscow time. Our portal has prepared a forecast for you on the outcome of this confrontation.
The Japanese national team is a regular participant in the World Championships, but has not achieved great success so far, so leaving the group is already considered the greatest success. The Japanese national team has a lot of representatives of the strongest clubs in Europe in the cage, because they were able to withstand the onslaught of the Germans and Spaniards and were able to sensationally take first place in the group.
At the last World Cup, the Croats shone and reached the final, showing mature and competent football. There are few players left in the Croatian national team from that squad, but Croatia already has enough quality performers for all positions. So in a rather heavy group, the Croats were able to take second place, thanks to two draws against powerful Belgium and Morocco, as well as a confident victory over Canada.
Statistics and figures
- In the last match between these teams there was a 0-0 draw.
- The Japanese national team has two wins in their last five meetings.
- Croatia has a good nine-game unbeaten streak.
The Croatian national team, which has a more stellar and experienced squad, looks like a small favorite in this confrontation. The Japanese play in a counterattacking manner, being an extremely uncomfortable opponent for any team. Still, I think Croatia's victory awaits us.