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Coming up: Japan Vs Croatia, Brazil vs South Korea

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Japan's defender #22 Maya Yoshida and Japan's defender #05 Yuto Nagatomo take part in a training session at the Al Sadd SC training grounds in Doha on December 4, 2022, on the eve of the Qatar 2022 World Cup football match between Japan and Croatia. (Photo by Ina Fassbender / AFP)

World cup enthusiasts should get prepared for an interesting battle between asian teams and Southern American football teams tonight at the ongoing World Cup tournament in Qatar.

Coming up early is a much awaited encounter between Japan and Croatia scheduled at 5Pm While later at night 9Pm Brazil battles with the South Koreans.

Both teams are currently in the round of 16 and each wants to knockout their challenger tonight.

For the Brazil team, Neymar will feature on the squard as he was seen training on Saturday. He had suffered a devastating knee injury.

The Japanese said on Monday that they will still rely on the Samurai spirit to beat the Croatians and make the nation’s first foray into the final eight at a World Cup.

eteran defender Yuto Nagatomo speaking in the pre-match news conference on Sunday, a day before his team’s round of 16 meeting with Croatia at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Nagatomo said it is time to put preparations into practice.

“There are tactics that are important, but no matter how much we have improved those, if we are scared on the field then those things are useless,” the 36-year-old FC Tokyo and four-time World Cup player said.

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