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Croatia beat Brazil 4-2 on penalties to enter semi-finals

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 10th December, 2022 12:05:16 AM
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In a neck-to-neck battle, Croatia edged Brazil 4-2 on penalties to become the first team to qualify for the semi-finals, reports NDTV.

Neymar scored in the extra-time to put Brazil in front before Bruno Petkovic equalised with just minutes left in the extra-time whistle. In the penalties, Croatia came out on top yet again to seal their berth in the last four.

Times of India adds: Brazil and Croatia's World Cup quarter-final went into extra time on Friday, with the two sides locked at 0-0 after 90 minutes. Through a tense opening half there was nothing to separate the Brazilians and their 2018 runners-up opponents, with both sides enjoying half chances in a free-flowing game, but nothing clear-cut.

Dominik Livakovic saved Rodrygo's first penalty and Marquinhos hit the post to give Croatia a 4-2 shootout win over Brazil on Friday after their World Cup quarter-final finished level at 1-1.

 After a scoreless 90 minutes Brazil took a 1-0 lead with a bit of extra time solo magic from Neymar but gritty Croatia refused to quit, Bruno Petkovic equalising in the 117th minute to send the contest to penalties. Croatia now await the winner of Argentina and the Netherlands who clash later.