Japan and Croatia will square off in the round of 16 Monday morning for a chance to make the quarterfinal round at the 2022 World Cup. Japan won their group with victories over Spain and Germany to reach this spot, while Croatia held on for a draw against Belgium to secure a spot in the knockout stage. Here’s a look at the starting lineups for both teams.
This is a veteran unit with Maeda, Doan, Kamada and Gonda leading the way. Takumi Minamino should be a factor later in this contest off the bench.
Modric, Perisic and Kramaric headline an experienced squad which return most of their player from the 2018 team which went to the final.