Croatia defeated Japan 3-1 (1-1) in penalty shootout to book quarter-finals berth.
:Both Japan and Croatia squandered a few early opportunities to score. But, just minutes before the half-time whistle, Daizen Maeda opened the scoring for Japan from a well-worked corner kick.
Even in the extra-time, the two teams couldn't be separated. The Croatian goalkeeper stepped up in the shootout as his side secured a 3-1 (1-1) win in the penalty shootout.