Croatia vs Japan, news and expected formation

Japan crew news

Hiroki Sakai and Takehiro Tomiyasu have each been struggling with hamstring issues however the pair made Japan’s bench in opposition to Spain on Thursday. Tomiyasu got here on as a second-half replacement and can also be drafted in from the begin after centre-back Ko Itakura accrued a suspension-inducing 2nd yellow card

Three of Japan’s 4 desires this iciness have come from substitutes, so who Moriyasu leaves on the bench may additionally be as essential as these that start

Japan anticipated lineup vs Croatia
Japan Starting eleven (3-4-3): Gonda; Tomiyasu, Yoshida, H Ito; J Ito, Endo, Tanaka, Nagatomo; Doan, Asano, Kamada
Bench: Kawashima, Schmidt, Taniguchi, Morita, Shibasaki, Minamino, Maeda, Soma, Kubo, Machino, Ueda, Mitoma, Sakai, Yamane

Croatia crew news

Zlatko Dalic has employed minimal rotation all through the tournament. With a smooth invoice of fitness for his whole squad, the teach has the luxurious of sticking with his depended on starters as soon as again

Croatia expected lineup vs Japan
Croatia Starting eleven (4-3-3): Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Modric, Brozovic, Kovacic; Kramaric, Livaja, Perisic
Bench: Grbic, Ivusic, Erlic, Sutalo, Vida, Barisic, Stanisic, Jakic, Majer, Pasalic, Sucic, Vlasic, Orsic, Budimir, Petkovic

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