Daizen Maeda’s goal gives Japan 1-0 lead over Croatia in Round of 16 match 

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Author - joshai

It took almost an entire half before Japan finally struck back against Croatia in an 1-0 lead during the Round of 16 game. 

A veteran striker Daizen Maeda found an opening in the box, and he hammered the ball in the net with a deflected strike to give his team an advantage as the first half is drawing to a close. 

There was a short VAR review, but the goal was up for grabs when everyone was found to be in the right position. 

Japan participated in this match as heavy underdogs on DraftKings Sportsbook with a price of +300. 

The team had won in the group stage against Spain as well as Germany at the stage of the group 

In the meantime, Croatia had to withstand massive pressure to secure an equal draw and earn an automatic knockout position