Doan commences for Japan in Croatia World Cup showdown

DOHA, Dec 5 — Ahead Ritsu Doan was named in Japan’s starting up line-up for their Globe Cup final-16 match in opposition to Croatia right now, after scoring two targets as a substitute in the group phase.

Doan, who would turn into the to start with Japanese player to score 3 aims at a person Planet Cup if he nets against the Croatians, replaces Takefusa Kubo in one particular of three alterations from the group that conquer Spain 2-1 to leading Group E.

Takehiro Tomiyasu replaces the suspended Kou Itakura in defence, whilst midfielder Wataru Endo returns to the line-up in spot of Ao Tanaka right after coming on as a late substitute against Spain.

Croatia, the overwhelmed 2018 finalists, make two alterations from the team that drew – with Belgium to qualify from Team F in 2nd put.

Borna Barisic arrives in to substitute the hurt Borna Sosa at remaining-back again, whilst Bruno Petkovic starts ahead of Marko Livaja in attack.

Starting line-ups:

Japan (3-4-3)

Shuichi Gonda Takehiro Tomiyasu, Maya Yoshida (capt), Shogo Taniguchi Junya Ito, Wataru Endo, Hidemasa Morita, Yuto Nagatomo Ritsu Doan, Daichi Kamada, Daizen Maeda

Mentor: Hajime Moriyasu (JPN)

Croatia (4-3-3)

Dominik Livakovic Josip Juranovic, Dejan Lovren, Josko Gvardiol, Borna Barisic Mateo Kovacic, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic Ivan Perisic, Andrej Kramaric, Bruno Petkovic

Mentor: Zlatko Dalic (CRO)

Referee: Ismail Elfath (United states) — AFP

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