Here’s a look at Monday’s World Cup games:
Japan vs. Croatia, 10 a.m., Fox
Japan is looking for its best result in the World Cup, which was achieved by defeating Croatia and a trip to the quarterfinals. Croatia, finalists four years ago in Russia, struggled to find their offense for long periods in the group stage, but came out on top with a 0-0 draw and a 4-1 win over Canada. The coastal nation has an aging squad, but midfielder Luka Modric is one of the best players in the world and there could be another run for the Croatians.
Brazil vs. South Korea, 2pm, Fox
Neymar’s condition is a big issue this time around, as the striker could be in Brazil after picking up an ankle injury earlier in the tournament. As usual the Selecão are one of the heavy favourites, but South Korea should be a formidable test. Hwang Hee-chan’s 91st-minute winner against Portugal sent South Korea out of the group stage in dramatic fashion. Is another upset win on the cards here?