Key facts ahead of Brazil versus Croatia duel

Key facts ahead of Brazil versus Croatia duel
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 • Four of Croatia’s last five FIFA World Cup knockout matches have gone into extra time.

• This is Croatia’s first FIFA World Cup knockout match against South American opposition.

• Croatia have been successful in seven of their previous nine FIFA World Cup knockout matches.

 • Croatia have not failed to score in their previous nine FIFA World Cup knockout matches.

• This is Brazil’s 14th FIFA World Cup quarter-final, the joint-most alongside Germany.

Brazil have been successful in eight of their previous 13 quarter-finals.

• Brazil have lost three of their last four FIFA World Cup quarter-finals (Won 1). All three defeats came against European opposition.

• This is Brazil’s eighth successive appearance in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals – the last time they didn’t feature at this stage was in 1990.

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