Brazil dance their way out of 2022 FIFA World Cup as Croatia book semi-final spot

Brazil dance their way out of 2022 FIFA World Cup as Croatia book semi-final spot

Croatia defeated Brazil 4-2 on penalties to advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup semifinals after their quarterfinal match at the Education City Stadium on Friday night ended in a 1-1 draw. Brazil dance their way out of 2022 FIFA World Cup as Croatia book semi-final spot

Croatia were really aiming to advance to the semifinals for the second consecutive competition. In the round of 16, the Zlatko Dalic team had to overcome Japan on penalties.

While in their round of 16 matchup with South Korea, Brazil put on a display of attacking football, scoring four goals in 36 minutes to essentially win the game in the first half.

With the caliber of their performance in the first 45 minutes, the Selecao proved unstoppable in the final third and advanced into the quarterfinals.

After scoring a stunning goal in stoppage time of the first half of extra time to break the tie, Neymar appeared to have placed the Selecao on the road to the last four.

In the second period of extra time, Bruno Petkovic, though, equalized with a deflected shot to keep Croatia in the game.

Then, Dominik Livakovic worked his wizardry once more to stop Rodrygo Silva from scoring from the penalty spot, and Zlatko Dalic’s team was flawless in increasing the pressure on Marquinhos to score.

Croatia advanced to the semifinals while Brazil were eliminated at the quarterfinal stage as the defender hit the post with a crucial kick.

Croatia miraculously knocked Brazil out of the World Cup to go to the semifinals. These boys will undoubtedly go down in history.

The winner of Tuesday’s semifinal match between Argentina and the Netherlands will now play Croatia. The four-year World Cup drought for Brazil continues.

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