CELTIC right-back Josip Juranovic will go head to head with Vincius Jnr when Croatia take on Brazil in the World Cup quarter-final on Friday afternoon.
The Hoops defender saw his nation overcome Daizen Maeda’s Japan 3-1 on penalty-kicks after a 1-1 stalemate in their last-16 encounter before the South Americans took on South Korea this evening.
The rampant tournament favourites raced to a four-goal advantage by half-time before finally settling for a 4-1 win.
BRAZIL-IANT…Vinicius Jnr fires in the opening goal in his country’s 4-1 win over South Korea.
Vinicius Jnr fired in the breakthrough strike in the seventh minute and Neymar doubled the advantage via the spot in the 13th minute. Richarlson claimed a third following a sweet move just before the half-hour mark and Lucas Paqueta thumped in No.4 in the 36th minute.
Paik Seung-ho claimed his country’s consolation effort 14 minutes from time.
Celtic-linked frontman Cho Gue-sung worked tirelessly without success before being substituted near the end.
Juranovic will be hoping for third time lucky against his direct opponent after being a two-time loser in the Champions League earlier in the season.
Vinicius Jnr got the opening goal in Real Madrid’s 3-0 win at Parkhead in September and also starred in the 5-1 success in the Bernabeu where the Croatian missed a penalty-kick.