Croatia throw Brazil out of 2022 FIFA World Cup, qualify for semi-final

Croatia throw Brazil out of 2022 FIFA World Cup, qualify for semi-final

2018 World Cup Runners up – Croatia, threw Brazil out of 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after defeating the Five time World Cup Champions 4-2 on Penalty Shoot out.Croatia throw Brazil out of 2022 FIFA World Cup, qualify for semi-final

The match played at Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan, Qatar, ended 1-1 after 120 minutes of football action.

Neymar opened scoring for Brazil in 106 minutes of extra time after receiving a pass from Lucas Paqueta.

Bruno Petkovic equalized for Croatia after eleven minutes (117minutes) with a pass from Mislav Orsic.

After 90 minutes of football action, the Samba Boys could not outwit the Croatians as the two sides battled for possession of ball in the first and second half of the game.

Brazil had a total of eight (8) shots on target, while Croatia had none. Croatia had two corner kicks within the 90 minutes duration time while Brazil had six.

Dominik Livakovic put up another masterclass performance in goal as Croatia beat Brazil 4-2 on penalties. He now has 4 penalty shootout saves at this tournament.

Croatia was far superior in the shootout to outlast Brazil in penalty kicks, 4-2, advancing to their second consecutive FIFA World Cup semifinal.

Croatia players sprinted toward their goalkeeper, Dominik Livakovic, to celebrate the victory.

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