Croatia knocked Brazil out of the World Cup on Friday, beating the five-time champions 4-2 in a penalty shootout to achieve the semifinals for the second straight time.
Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved a penalty try by Rodrygo and Marquinhos later hit the submit.
The had match completed 1-1 after further time, with each objectives coming within the extra half-hour. Neymar scored late within the first half of additional time to offer Brazil the lead, however Croatia equalized when Bruno Petkovic scored within the 117th.
Neymar’s objective moved him right into a tie with Pelé as Brazil’s all-time main scorer with 77 objectives.
Croatia will subsequent face both Argentina or the Netherlands to attempt to return to the World Cup last 4 years after shedding the title to France.
Five of Croatia’s final six matches at World Cups have gone to further time, together with in its penalty shootout win over Japan within the spherical of 16 in Qatar. The crew has been profitable in eight of its final 10 knockout matches on the event.
Brazil was making an attempt to return to the semifinals for the primary time since 2014. The crew hadn’t made it to the final 4 since internet hosting the event eight years in the past, when the Selecao was embarrassed by Germany 7-1.
Brazil was making an attempt to defeat a European opponent within the knockout stage of the World Cup for the primary time for the reason that 2002 last in opposition to Germany, when the crew received for the final time.