Date, start time and TV channel

Croatia and Brazil meet in the first of the four World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar. They will play at Education City Stadium on Friday, December 9 at 3pm GMT.

When is Croatia vs Brazil?

Croatia vs Brazil is the first of four quarter-finals and will take place on Friday 9 December.

What time is kick-off?

The game kicks off at 3:00 PM GMT (6:00 PM local time and 10:00 AM EST).

What TV channel is it on?

UK TV rights holders have yet to split the quarter-finals, except that ITV will show England vs France on Saturday. At the time of writing, all we know is that the match will be shown on BBC or ITV. Telegraph Sport will also be running a live blog on the game – you can bookmark this page now and return on Friday to follow our coverage.

How has Croatia fared so far?

Croatia qualified from Group F in second place behind Morocco, with five points from their three matches. They drew 0-0 against Morocco and Belgium either side of a 4-1 win over Canada. Their last 16 game against Japan ended 1-1, with the Croatians winning the penalty shoot-out 3-1.

How has Brazil fared so far?

Brazil topped Group G with a game to spare, after beating Serbia 2-0 and Switzerland 1-0. A much changed team were beaten 1-0 by Cameroon in their final group game, their first defeat against an African team. They then defeated South Korea 4–1 in the Round of 16, with Brazil’s goals coming in the first half.

Croatia vs Brazil results history

Croatia and Brazil have played each other four times, with Brazil winning three times and drawing the other time. Two of those matches took place at the World Cup. The first was a 1–0 win over Brazil in the group stage of the 2006 tournament. The teams then met in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, with Neymar scoring two of the goals in a 3–1 win. Their most recent encounter was a friendly in 2018, which ended 2-0 against Brazil.

What is Croatia’s World Cup record?

Croatia finished third in their first ever World Cup in 1998, losing to hosts and eventual winners France in the semi-finals. They only got out of the group stage four years ago, but qualified for every tournament except the 2010 edition. Their best performance was in 2018, where they finished second, losing 4-2 to France in the final and England 2- 1 in the semifinals.

What is Brazil’s World Cup record?

The best team in the history of the league, winning five times and finishing second, third and fourth twice each. They won three of the four tournaments between 1958 and 1970, and were winners in 1994 and 2002, finishing second in 1998. They were humiliated on home soil in 2014, losing 7–1 to Germany in the semi-finals. The last time out, they reached the quarter-finals, losing 2-1 to Belgium.

Latest quotes

  • Brazil to win: 4/11
  • Croatia to win: 8/1
  • Draw: 4/1

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