World Cup 2022 Brazil vs. Croatia start time, odds, lines: Expert picks, FIFA predictions, best bets
Brazil try to stay on track for a sixth world title on Friday when they take on Croatia in the quarterfinals at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Al Raayan, Qatar. Brazil won their fifth World Cup in 2002 but have been past the quarterfinals just once in the past four tournaments. Croatia was the runner-up in 2018, losing 4-2 to France in the final, and also made the semifinals in 1998. The Brazilians, the winners of Group G, dominated South Korea in their Round of 16 match, a 4-1 victory. Croatia needed penalties to get past Japan on Monday following a 1-1 draw. It will be a matchup between the flair and creativity of the Samba Boys and the grit and experience of the Checkered Ones.