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Croatia VS Brazil, FIFA World Cup 2022, 1st Quarter-Final

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Croatia VS Brazil / FIFA World Cup 2022 / Match Report

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Croatia VS Brazil FIFA World Cup 2022. Croatia’s challenge in front of 5-time champions Brazil in the 1st Quarter-Final of the current World Cup in Qatar. Brazil has not reached the Semi-Finals since 2014. They last lost in the Quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Brazil’s record against European teams in knockout matches has been poor since beating Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2002 final. Brazil got eliminated in the Quarter-Finals (2006, 2010 & 2018). Germany defeated Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finals by 7 – 1. The 90-minute battle will see which team (Croatia or Brazil) reaches the Semi-Finals of the 2022 World Cup.

After 10 minutes of play, the result is still scoreless. Croatia made a great attack in the 13th minute of the match. Ivan Perišić attacked well. But Croatia did not succeed because of a little mistake. In the 20th minute of the match, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior & Vinícius José Paixão de Oliveira Júnior attacked the Croatian defense. Brazil is putting pressure on Croatia. After 38 minutes of play, the game is still scoreless. Neither team has yet opened the scoring. The game of the 1st half is over, neither team has scored yet. It’ll be interesting to watch how the game goes in the last 45 minutes.

The game is still scoreless

After 55 minutes, the game is still scoreless. Neither team has scored yet. Both teams came close to scoring several times, but neither team was successful in the end. After 65 minutes, the game is still scoreless. After several close calls, neither team managed to score. Neither team has scored yet. The goalkeeper of Croatia is saving one after another. Dominik Livaković always makes great saves. Brilliant goalkeeping.

No goals in 90 minutes. 4 minutes of extra time is given. The 2nd half is over. The result of the match was not found even within 90 minutes. Now everyone looking at the remaining 30 minutes. Extra time match begins.

Extra Time

Brazil went ahead with Neymar’s goal in extra time. Neymar’s goalscoring record equals Pele’s record. 105 minutes of play is over. Neymar’s goal gave Brazil a 1 – 0 lead. Now what happens in the remaining 15 minutes is going to be very interesting. Neymar’s goal leads Brazil 1-0. Now to see if Croatia can score an equalizer.

Croatia has scored an equalizer. Croatia managed to equalize with Bruno Petković’s goal. Extra time is over (30 minutes). The result of the match is 1 – 1. The game went to a Tiebreaker. Which team will be victorious ?.

The Tiebreaker has started

Croatia –  Nikola Vlašić’s penalty shot into the Brazil net. Croatia 1 – 0 Brazil.

Brazil – Rodrygo Silva de Goes / Rodrygo‘s shot got blocked by Livaković. Now the score is – Croatia 1 – 0 Brazil.

Croatia – Lovro Majer’s penalty shot into the Brazil net. Croatia 2 – 0 Brazil.

Brazil – Carlos Henrique Casimiro / Casemiro’s penalty shot into the Croatia net. Croatia 2 – 1 Brazil.

Croatia – Luka Modrić goals. The score now is – Croatia 3 – 1 Brazil.

Brazil – Pedro Guilherme Abreu dos Santos / Pedro’s penalty shot into the Croatia net. Croatia 3 – 2 Brazil.

Croatia – Mislav Oršić goals. Now the score is – Croatia 4 – 2 Brazil.

Brazil – Marcos Aoás Corrêa / Marquinhos’s shot hits the left post. The final score now is – Croatia 4 – 2 Brazil.

Croatia VS Brazil / FIFA World Cup 2022 / Conclusion

Croatia secured a place in the Semi-Finals by defeating Brazil by 4 – 2 in the Tiebreaker. They defeated 5-time champions Brazil in the 1st Quarter-Final of the current World Cup in Qatar. Croatia lost in the Final of the last time FIFA World Cup in 2018. Brazil has not reached the Semi-Finals since 2014. They last lost in the Quarter Finals in 2018. This time too, Brazil could not reach the Semi-Finals. Dominik Livakovic stood as Croatia’s wall until 116 minutes. After falling behind in extra time, Croatia equalized within 7 minutes. Then the Tiebreaker. Livakovic became the hero in the penalty shoot-out against Japan. Even today, the hero of Croatia’s victory is Dominic. Croatia in 2 consecutive World Cup Semi-Finals. Neymar broke into tears. This defeat is going to haunt Neymar & Marquinhos. Brazil got eliminated. Yes, that’s true.

Neymar had to leave the Quarter-Finals after losing to Croatia in the penalty shoot-out. Brazil’s mission for their 6th World Cup title ends here for now. Another 4 years of wait for Brazil.

Team1 H2 HExtra Time 1 HExtra Time 2 HFinal Match ScoreTiebreaker Score
Croatia000114
Brazil001012
Croatia VS Brazil / Final Score

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