Brazil vs Croatia: What a thrilling football match we just witnessed on the weekend evening between Croatia & Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Qatar World Cup. Once again Croatia’s penalty shootout hero, Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, ended Brazil’s World Cup aspirations. As the 2018 FIFA World Cup runners-up put an end to Brazil’s World Cup hopes. Croatia knocked out Brazil on penalties to reach the FIFA World Cup semifinals.
Brazil and Croatia made every effort to score during the game’s 90 minutes, but they were unsuccessful. To determine the winner, an additional 30 minutes were added to the game after the initial 90 minutes. Brazil had the most chances to score. However, the Croatia team’s defence is compact. Alongside with Croatian goalkeeper must be mentioned separately. He was exceptionally outstanding throughout the match today. He makes his 11th save of the contest, saving Croatia.
In the play of extra time, Neymar scored for Brazil with a stunning effort of gameplay. When it looked five times champion Brazil had booked a place in the semifinals. But, in the 117th minute, substitute Bruno Petkovic beat Alisson with a deflected strike, ending the remarkable team of Zlatko Dalic.
Penalty Shootout Scene
Croatia knocked out Brazil & enters in semifinals
Dominik Livakovic becomes the hero in the Penalty shootout
Croatia 1-0 Brazil
Brazil GK Alisson fails to save the first shot by Croatia. Croatia leads.
Livakovic saves! Croatia 1-0 Brazil
The first penalty-taker for Brazil Rodrygo misses! His shot was saved by Livakovic. Livakovic’s night continues to be outstanding.
Croatia 2-0 Brazil
Alisson has no chance, straight down the middle.
Croatia 2-1 Brazil
Casemiro kicks calmly and composedly, scoring Brazil’s first goal in the shootout. Bra 1-2 Cro.
Croatia 3-1 Brazil
Experienced Modric has scored for Croatia as all expected.
Croatia 3-2 Brazil
The Croatian goalkeeper is sent down the wrong side as subs Pedro scores as he passes through the left corner. he keeps Brazil in the game.
Croatia 4-2 Brazil
That one touches the side netting. A fabulous kick by Croatia under pressure.
Marquinho missed! Croatia win!
Croatia advances to the semifinals after Marquinhos smashes the penalty kick into the left post. What a perfect match.
A big heartbreak for Brazil fans! whose wait for a sixth world championship continues. For around five years, this Croatian team has been too worn-out and old. Never, ever give up on them!