Croatia vs Brazil live stream and match preview, Friday 9 December, 15:00 GMT
Croatia vs Brazil live stream and match preview
Looking for a Croatia (opens in new tab) against Brazil (opens in new tab) live stream? We’ve got you covered. Croatia vs Brazil is free on BBC One and iPlayer in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch World Cup 2022 for free (opens in new tab) from anywhere.
After winning their group, Brazil ruthlessly dismantled South Korea (opens in new tab) in their round of 16 clash to set up a meeting with Croatia.
The game was over before half time as the tournament favorites rioted – Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paqueta all made it onto the scoresheet in a convincing victory.
A much tougher test awaits against the team of Zlatko Dalic, who reached the final in Russia four years ago and only conceded twice in this tournament.
They had to rely on penalties to get past Japan (opens in new tab) Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma and Maya Yoshida all failed to score from the spot.
The kick-off is at 15:00 GMT. Make sure you know how to watch World Cup 2022 wherever you are.
Neymar recovered from an ankle injury to star in the victory over South Korea, but Gabriel Jesus and Alex Telles have been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup.
With Alex Sandro still struggling, Danilo is likely to keep his place at left back, while Eder Militao fills in at right.
Croatia has no new concerns and will hope that Stuttgart’s Borna Sosa recovers from illness in time to start on the left side of defense for Borna Barisic.
After resting players in their last group match, Brazil defeated South Korea in the second round with their strongest team. In contrast, Croatia held Japan back through Ivan Perisic’s ball header to advance on penalties.
The referee for Croatia vs Brazil has not yet been confirmed. More information about the referees of the 2022 World Cup can be found here.
Croatia vs Brazil will be played at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan. View all stadiums of the 2022 World Cup and see how they score.
Players to watch / Important battles
Croatia will need to be at their best to beat Brazil’s string of agile forwards, led by Neymar, Vinicius Jr. and Richarlison, out of the door. Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic and in-demand central defender Josko Gvardiol have impressed so far and will need to do so again to disrupt the chances.
Read more about the full 2022 Croatia and Brazil World Cup squads.
Kickoff and channel
The kick-off between Croatia and Brazil is at 15:00 GMT On Friday December 9 in the United Kingdom. The game is free to watch on BBC One and iPlayer.
In the US, kick-off time is 10am ET / 7am PT. The match will be shown on FOX/FS1 in the US. See below for international broadcast options.
If you’re abroad for the 2022 World Cup, you won’t be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. However, you can use a VPN to get around that, without resorting to illegal feeds found on Reddit.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it meets your broadcaster’s terms and conditions, creates a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning the service can’t determine where you are and let you watch. And all the information that passes between them is completely encrypted, anonymous and secure – and that’s a result.
There are plenty of good options out there. For the 2022 World Cup, FourFourTwo currently recommends:
International World Cup 2022 TV rights
All games in the UK are on the BBC or ITV.
Fox are the World Cup rights holders in the United States. Games are on Fox or FS1 cable channels.
If you don’t have cable, you can use services like Sling and FuboTV to get the Fox channels. You can also watch the games on Peacock TV with Spanish commentary.
TSN show every game. You can subscribe to direct streaming or get it as part of your cable package.
- TSN (opens in new tab) ($19.99/month or $199.90/year)
As in the UK, coverage of the 2022 World Cup is completely free to watch. You can watch all 64 matches on the SBS TV channel and also stream online with SBS On Demand.
Paid provider Sky Sports is the rightful claimant to the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand. You can watch as part of your Sky subscription or pick up a Sky Now TV pass. There is also a 7-day free trial.
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