Japan vs Croatia Live Score and Live Stream


Japan played Croatia at the 1/8 Final of World Cup on December 5. The match kicked off 15:00 UTC. Croatia won on penalties as the score was 1-1.

Daizen Maeda scored the first goal on the 43rd minute of the game followed by a goal from Ivan Perisic who made the final score 1-1.

Japan national football team are approaching this clash after a victory over Spain in Group E on December 1, however, one part of Japan national football team has trailed behind in terms of reliability—defence: they have been conceding goals for 4 consecutive matches now.

Croatia national football team are going into the fixture after playing a draw against Belgium on December 1 extending their unbeaten streak to 9 matches.

ScoreBat is covering Japan vs Croatia in real time, providing the live stream and live score of the match, team line-ups, full match stats, live match commentary and official video highlights. We cover all World cup 1/8 Final in real time and provide live streaming whenever possible.

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Live Streaming

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We are updating team formations and line-ups for Japan - Croatia in real time.

Japan kicked off the game with Shuichi Gonda, Shogo Taniguchi, Maya Yoshida, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Yuto Nagatomo who got substituted by Kaoru Mitoma on the 64th minute, Hidemasa Morita who got substituted by Ao Tanaka on the 106th minute, Wataru Endo, Junya Ito, Daichi Kamada who got substituted by Hiroki Sakai on the 75th minute, Daizen Maeda who got substituted by Takuma Asano on the 64th minute and Ritsu Doan who got substituted by Takumi Minamino on the 87th minute as starters, with Eiji Kawashima, Daniel Schmidt, Hiroki Ito, Hiroki Sakai, Miki Yamane, Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma, Gaku Shibasaki, Yuki Soma, Ao Tanaka, Takuma Asano, Shuto Machino and Ayase Ueda on the bench.

Croatia's starting eleven were Dominik Livakovic, Borna Barisic, Josko Gvardiol, Dejan Lovren, Josip Juranovic, Marcelo Brozovic, Luka Modric who got substituted by Lovro Majer on the 99th minute, Mateo Kovacic who got substituted by Nikola Vlasic on the 99th minute, Ivan Perisic who got substituted by Mislav Orsic on the 106th minute, Bruno Petkovic who got substituted by Ante Budimir on the 62nd minute and Andrej Kramaric who got substituted by Mario Pasalic on the 68th minute, with Ivo Grbic, Ivica Ivusic, Martin Erlic, Josip Sutalo, Domagoj Vida, Kristijan Jakic, Lovro Majer, Mario Pasalic, Luka Sucic, Nikola Vlasic, Ante Budimir, Marko Livaja and Mislav Orsic on the bench.

Referee showed the yellow card twice throughout the game. Mateo Kovacic and Borna Barisic were the ones to receive it.


Explore stats from Japan vs Croatia on ScoreBat - we are updating the numbers on this page every second of the game.

  • Ball Possession: 42 - 58
  • Total Attempts: 8 - 10
  • Shots On Target: 4 - 4
  • Saves: 3 - 3
  • Corners: 8 - 5
  • Fouls: 13 - 16
  • Free Kicks: 16 - 16
  • Throw-Ins: 28 - 28

Recent Form

Japan have won Spain in their previous match while Croatia have played a draw with Belgium in their previous match. Overall, Japan have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 6 and drawing 2, while Croatia have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 2 and drawing 6.

Japan have won 3 times (2-1 against Spain on 1st of December, 1-2 against Germany on 23rd of November and 2-0 against USA on 23rd of September), lost twice (0-1 against Costa Rica on 27th of November and 1-2 against Canada on 17th of November) and drew once (0-0 against Ecuador on 27th of September) in their most recent 6 matches.

Croatia have won 4 times (4-1 against Canada on 27th of November, 0-1 against Saudi Arabia on 16th of November, 1-3 against Austria on 25th of September and 2-1 against Denmark on 22nd of September) and drew twice (0-0 against Belgium on 1st of December and 0-0 against Morocco on 23rd of November) in their most recent 6 matches.

Team Streaks

  • Croatia are undefeated in their previous 9 matches.
  • Japan have gone 5 consecutive home matches without a draw.
  • Japan have conceded a goal in their previous 4 matches.

Video Highlights

We are adding goal videos and full video highlights of the match between Japan and Croatia in real time. You can watch the goals by Daizen Maeda and Ivan Perisic as the videos of the goals are added usually minutes after the actual event if there are any official videos available. Full video highlights of Japan - Croatia are being added as they become available on the official social media channels of the league or the teams.

Live Commentary

  1. Pen
    1 - 3 On Penalties
    Croatia wins the shootout.
  2. 11M
    Penalty Shootout
    Japan 1, Croatia 1. The winner will be decided in a penalty shootout
  3. 116'
    Borna Barisic is shown the yellow card.
  4. 106'
    Substitution for Croatia. Mislav Orsic replaces Ivan Perisic
  5. 106'
    Substitution for Croatia. Marko Livaja replaces Ante Budimir
  6. 106'
    Substitution for Japan. Ao Tanaka replaces Hidemasa Morita
  7. 99'
    Substitution for Croatia. Lovro Majer replaces Luka Modric
  8. 99'
    Substitution for Croatia. Nikola Vlasic replaces Mateo Kovacic
  9. ET
    Extra Time
    90 minutes couldn't decide the winner. Extra time will be played.
  10. 90'
    Mateo Kovacic is shown the yellow card.
  11. 87'
    Substitution for Japan. Takumi Minamino replaces Ritsu Doan
  12. 75'
    Substitution for Japan. Hiroki Sakai replaces Daichi Kamada
  13. 68'
    Substitution for Croatia. Mario Pasalic replaces Andrej Kramaric
  14. 64'
    Substitution for Japan. Takuma Asano replaces Daizen Maeda
  15. 64'
    Substitution for Japan. Kaoru Mitoma replaces Yuto Nagatomo
  16. 62'
    Substitution for Croatia. Ante Budimir replaces Bruno Petkovic
  17. 55'
    1 - 1
    Ivan Perisic scores for Croatia, assisted by Dejan Lovren.
  18. 2T
    Second half begins
  19. HT
    Half Time - 1 : 0
    First half ends.
  20. 43'
    1 - 0
    Daizen Maeda scores for Japan, assisted by Maya Yoshida.
  21. 1T
    First half begins