Croatia defeat Almighty Brazil , Qualify for World Cup Semi finals

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Almighty Brazil has crashed out of  World Cup 2022.

Croatia defeats Brazil to qualify for the World Semi-final in a penalty shoot-out.

  1. Croatia 1-1 Brazil – Croatia win penalty shootout 4-2
  2. Neymar opened scoring with superb solo goal in extra time before Petkovic levelled
  3. Croatia will face Netherlands or Argentina in last four.

Croatia 1-1 Brazil (Croatia win 4-2 on penalties)

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Antony is still crying uncontrollably. Might be a river on the pitch soon.

This is going to be such a tough one to take for Brazil.

Full-time Score Brazil vs Croatia 1–1.

Brazil vs Croatia Penalty 2:4

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Croatia: ✓ ✓✓✓

Brazil: X ✓✓X

With a stunning extra-time goal against Croatia in the World Cup quarterfinal at Education City Stadium, Neymar surpassed Pele as Brazil’s all-time leading scorer.

 

Croatia reached the extra time for the eighth time in their last nine major tournament matches, thanks in large part to their inspired goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, who twice denied Neymar during a virtuoso second-half performance.

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But, in stoppage time at the end of the first half of extra time, the Paris Saint-Germain superstar found a way through with a goal entirely of his own making, twice exchanging passes with teammates before rifling into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Brazil vs Croatia live score

1H 2H ET Final
Brazil 0 0 1 1
Croatia 0 0 1 1

Goals:
BRA — Neymar (Pedro) — 105th min+1

CRO — Bruno Petkovic (Mislav Orsic) — 117th min

Lineups:

Brazil (4-2-3-1, right to left): 1. Alisson (GK) — 14. Eder Militao, 4. Marquinhos, 3. Silva, 2. Danilo — 5. Casemiro, 7. Paqueta — 11. Rafinha, 10. Neymar, 20. Vinicius Jr — 9. Richarlison

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Croatia lineup (4-3-3, right to left): 1. Livakovic (GK) — 22. Jovanovic, 6. Lovren, 20. Gvardiol, 19. Sosa — 10. Modric, 11. Brozovic, 8. Kovacic — 9. Kramaric, 14. Pasalic, 4. Perisic.

 

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Brazil vs Croatia live updates, highlights from 2022 World Cup

117th minuteGOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Petkovic

OH MY GOD!

114th minute: Brazil win a corner. Suffice it to say Neymar is taking his time and not launching this into the box.

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113th minute: Defending might not be seen as Antony’s strongest suit but he does well against Perisic, hustling him out of possession to see the ball out for a goal kick.

109th minute: Modric collected Perisic’s pass and a lovely change of direction befuddled Fred to win a corner. Croatia takes off Sosa and brings on striker Budimir. It’s now or never.

105th minute: The second half of extra time is underway. Can a crestfallen Croatia summon anything?

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105th minute+1: GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Neymar!!!!!!

That’s the game-changer, and it’s brilliant from Neymar. He comes up short to take possession and then dashes on to a couple of return passes. The second from Pedro is overhit, so he goes around Livakovic and crashes into the roof of the net from a tight angle, breaking Croatian hearts.

103rd minute: Brozovic, you should do better! With a thumping challenge on Neymar, Lovren launches Croatia’s counter-attack. Modric lofts a pass to Petkovic, who appears to be determined to tread on the ball once more. The big man manages to square to Brozovic despite a couple of challenges. He blazes over from the box’s edge, leaning back.

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101st minute: Pedro tries a spectacular volley but can’t make effective contact. Croatia is deep in their defensive shape. It’s hard to escape the conclusion they’re playing for penalties at this stage. Their periods of possession seem primarily designed for containment.

99th minute: Tasty ball in from Rodrygo but Sosa does well to track Paqueta’s run and shepherd him away from attacking it at the back post.

97th minute: Brazil are sustaining attacks and Croatia needs some respite. Petkovic can’t provide that as he gets the ball and gives it away in lumbering fashion. It’s not been a great cameo from the Dinamo Zagreb man thus far.

91st minute: We go again! Early corner in extra time for Brazil. Pedro gets the near-post flick on and no one can get a second touch. Paqueta looks to have jarred his knee. Hopefully, he’s okay.

Fulltime: Anthony gets onto his left foot but can’t get hold of a speculative effort that Livakovic holds. Here we go again with Croatia.

90th minute+1: Four minutes of stoppage time begin with Croatia clearing a corner. Dalic’s men are ready to go the distance again.

86th minute: CLOSE! Anthony jinks in again, and his blocked cross falls for Eder Militao – what’s the right-back doing up there? He thumps it the first time and the shot is deflected just wide. Another joyless Brazilian corner follows.

85th minute: Brilliant pressure from Croatia and Alisson boots the ball out for a throw deep in Brazil’s territory. The Croatia bench is on their feet roaring their teammates on.

84th minute: Richarlison makes way for Pedro, the Flamengo striker winning his fourth cap. He’d certainly be an unlikely hero. Tite is sticking with his shape.

82nd minute: Richarlison heads over under pressure from Guardiola. It’s a half chance at best. Brazil has been the better side since halftime but also by far the most frantic. Make of that what you will as extra time looms.

80th minute: Anthony cutely nutmegs Sosa, his cross to the back post is kept alive and Livakovic saves from Paqueta at close quarters. Brazil probably want to avoid a penalty shoot-out with him in this mood!

77th minute: Richarlison pulls off the same trick from earlier in the half, playing in Neymar. There’s a joy to be had down that channel for Brazil. But there’s no joy to be had for Neymar against Livakovic, who again stands his ground to save. Croatia deals with the corner.

74th minute: Neymar’s latest attempt to break through the massed Croatian ranks is stymied by Juranovic. It’s not been his evening at all so far.

72nd minute: Fresh legs for Croatia and Kramaric and Pasalic are in no hurry to come off. Vlasic and Petkovic come on and the latter will provide more of a physical presence in attack and inside both boxes.

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