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Brazil knocked out of World Cup after losing to Croatia on penalties

Brazil, the tournament favourites, have been eliminated from the World Cup after they lost to Croatia in quarter-finals. Croatia won on penalties of 4-2.

After normal time, the match was ended goalless.

Pele’s Brazil scoring record was broken by Neymar, who scored 77 FIFA-registered goals. This gave his team the lead at Education City Stadium in the first period of extra time.

Bruno Petkovic won the match with four minutes remaining. The game was ended 1-1.

Image A disillusioned Neymar

Brazil beat South Korea 4-1 in round 16 tie. They were highly anticipated to win another World Cup title.

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Dominik Livakovic, a Croatian goalkeeper, was the 2018 runners-up.

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He saved three penalties in Croatia’s last 16 match against Japan, and pulled off a series of saves to deny Brazil within the first 90 minutes.

Livakovic saved Rodrygo’s shootout penalty and Marquinhos missed the post.

Image Livakovic spares Rodrygo from Penalty

Zlatko Dlic, the winning coach, stated that “this is only for the Croatian people.”

“A fantastic match from the very first minute to the last. We eliminated the most popular players. We are not done yet. Let’s go on.

“This victory is for everyone, everyone did their best. Also, thanks to the bench who live for this national team.


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