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Croatia defeat Brazil on penalties

10 Dec 2022, 08:20 GMT+10

DOHA, 9th December, 2022 (WAM) - Neymar almost secured a matchup with either Argentina or the Netherlands in the semifinals with a spectacular solo goal at the conclusion of the first half of extra time; but it's Croatia which are now anxiously awaiting the results of Friday's other quarter-final match.

After 117 minutes, Bruno Petkovic equalised, pulling a rabbit out of a hat to score Croatia's first attempt on goal. When the excellent Dominic Livakovic stopped shots from Rodrygo, Nikola Vlasic, Lovro Majer, Luka Modric, and Mislav Orsic for Croatia, Brazil was already behind the eight ball.

That being the case, Croatia had reason to celebrate when Marquinhos hit the base of the post following goals from Casemiro and Pedro.

Before that 117th minute, all fans on earth had no idea the drama was only getting started!

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