Croatia 1-1 Brazil (4-2): Neymar, Samba Boys Crash Out as Modric and Co advance to Semi-finals

Brazil has crashed out of the 2022 FIFA World Cup after a 4-2 defeat to Croatia on Friday.

Penalty shootout was the decider in the epic quarter final clash between Croatia and Brazil after a stalemate result at the end of extra time.

90 minutes regulation time produced no goal from either side as they headed into extra time.

Neymar broke the deadlock in a spectacular one-two with Paqueta after 105 minutes of action. But their joy only lasted just 12 minutes Petkovic equalised for Croatia to take the game into penalty shootout.

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Penalty shootout

AET: Croatia 1-1 Brazil

We are now heading into penalty shootout to finally decide the winner.

Croatia 1-1 Brazil

Petkovic brings Croatia on level terms. This is going down the wire

GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Croatia draw level

Neymar now equalises Pele’s top scorer record with 77 goals for Brazil.

Croatia 0-1 Brazil

What an incredible goal by Neymar at the 105th minute.

GOALLLLLLLLLLL

Neymar breaks the deadlock at extra time to give Brazil the lead.

RECORDS

🇭🇷Croatia’s Dominik Livaković made 6 saves in 70 minutes vs Brazil.

🇧🇷Brazil’s Alisson has made 5 saves throughout this World Cup.

🧤Livaković in total made 8 saves in 90 minutes.

🔥The most saves ever made by a Croatian goalie in a World Cup game.

EXTRA TIME

We are underway for a 30-minute extra time.

RECORD

Croatia Extra time

2018 Round of 16: Won on penalties ✅
2018 Quarter-final: Won on penalties ✅
2018 Semi-final: Won in extra-time ✅
2022 Round of 16: Won on penalties ✅
2022 Quarter-final: 🤔

FULL TIME: Croatia 0-0 Brazil.

The game will now go into extra time after a barren 90 minutes of regulation time.

87′ Croatia 0-0 Brazil

This game is finally heading to extra time.

75′ Time is ticking, just 15 minutes left to play and it is still goalless.

66′ Livakovic makes a good save to deny Brazil.

60′ Croatia 0-0 Brazil

One hour of action played already but it is still no goal from either side.

49′ Brazil is the first to get a clear chance in this second half, but they could not find the back of the net.

SECOND HALF

Both the teams brought up a good fight in the first half. But we are back underway for the second 45 minutes of action.

HALF TIME: Croatia 0-0 Brazil

First half has ended in a goalless stalemate.

30′ Croatia 0-0 Brazil. Nothing has changed. Not yet.

37-year-old Croatia captain Luka Modric and 38-year-old Brazil captain Thiago Silva

KICK-OFF: Croatia 0-0 Brazil

The Selecao have in their line-up the attacking firepower of Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Raphinha and Richarlison. Thiago Silva and Eder Militao are in defence, while Casemiro and Lucas Paqueta shall orchestrate affairs in midfield.

Veteran midfielder Luka Modric will lead the Croats, alongside Marcelo Brozovic and Matteo Kovacic in midfield, while Andreij Kramaric and Ivan Perisic will lead the attack lines.

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