Japan vs Croatia live: World Cup score, highlights, result from 2022 Round of 16 match

Japan's reward for coming top of Group E sees them take on 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia in the Round of 16.

The Samurai Blue will fancy their chances, though, and be full of confidence having already beaten both Germany and Spain at this World Cup with their only defeat coming against Costa Rica.

Croatia are yet to show their best football, drawing with Morocco and Belgium, but did prove they are capable of bagging plenty of goals with a 4-1 win over Canada. 

But with the memories of 2018 heartbreak still fresh in Croatia's memory, they'll be determined not to let another World Cup opportunity pass them by.

Japan confirmed lineup (3-4-3, right to left): 12. Gonda (GK) — 16. Tomiyasu, 22. Yoshida, 3. Taniguchi — 14. Ito, 6. Endo, 13. Morita, 5. Nagatomo — 8. Doan, 25. Maeda, 15. Kamada.

Croatia confirmed lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Livakovic (GK) — 22. Juranovic, 6. Lovren, 20. Gvardiol, 3. Barisic — 10. Modric, 11. Brozovic, 8. Kovacic — 9. Kramaric, 16. Petkovic, 4. Perisic. 

33 mins: Japan come again, as Kamada almost feeds in Maeda inside the box, but the ball ricochets away and Gvardiol clears.

Japan vs Croatia live: World Cup score, highlights, result from 2022 Round of 16 match

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