It is clear you should not write Japan off at your peril, after they finished at the summit of group E ahead of former champions Spain and Germany. The Blue Samurai booked their place in the last 16 with a dramatic 2-1 comeback over Luis Enrique’s side in their final group clash to progress as group winners.
Ritsu Doan leveled three minutes after coming on, cancelling out Alvaro Morata’s 11th minute opener, while Ao Tanaka put Japan ahead on 51 minutes with a controversial goal that was initially ruled out before the intervention of VAR.
Japan’s victory meant they became only the third side in World Cup history to win two games at a single tournament in which they were losing at halftime.
Croatia, meanwhile, drew 0-0 with Belgium in their final group match to progress to the last 16 of the competition.
The 2018 runners-up may not have been up to their required standards during the group stages, but they did manage to secure 2nd place behind surprise group winners Morocco in group F, and finished unbeaten, winning one and drawing two of their three games.
The winner will go on to face either Brazil or South Korea in the quarterfinals.
Read below to find out how to live stream Japan vs Croatia.
Japan vs Croatia live streaming: Match details
Match: Japan vs Croatia
Competition: FIFA World Cup
Date: Monday December 5, 2022
Kick-off time: 15:00 (UK time)
Stadium: Al Janoub Stadium
How to watch Japan vs Croatia online
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How to watch Japan vs Croatia in the UK & USA
|UK||BBC One, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Web, BBC Radio 5 Live (Audio Only), talkSPORT Radio (Audio Only)|
|USA||Foxsports.com, Fox Network, UFORIA App, Peacock, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, SiriusXM FC, Telemundo, Sling, Fox Sports App, Futbol de Primera Radio|
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