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Japan vs Croatia Live: World Cup Rating and Updates


Dec. 5, 2022, 9:51 a.m. ET

Dec. 5, 2022, 9:51 a.m. ETCredit…Ina Fassbender/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Here’s how Japan and Croatia will line up at Al Janoub Stadium.

Japan’s lineup

Shuichi Gonda; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Maya Yoshida, Shogo Taniguchi; Junya Ito, Wataru Endo, Kaoru Morita, Yuto Nagatomo; Ritsu Doan, Daizen Maeda, Daichi Kamada

Ritsu Doan, who leads Japan with two goals within the tournament, each of them as an alternative, gets a probability to begin today. And Takehiro Tomiyasu replaces the suspended Kou Itakura in defense. Regulate the fitting side, where Doan might be lurking. But in addition watch Junya Ito right behind him, who may perhaps be the one to offer the incisive pass that sets up a goal.

Croatia’s lineup

Dominik Livakovic; Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Barisic; Marcelo Brozovic; Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric; Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic, Ivan Perisic

The important thing to Croatia is the midfield, where the Modric, Kovacic and Brozovic boss the sport. They’ll face a formidable task today against Japan’s speedy attack. Bruno Petkovic replaces Marko Livaja up front for Croatia.

The referee is an American from Major League Soccer: Ismail Elfath.

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