World Cup – Quarter Finals – Croatia vs Brazil

The first Quarter Final is over and the favorites, Brazil are sent home by Croatia! Find out what happened in Croatia versus Brazil below!

B. Petkovic 117′Neymar 105′

Location: Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan
Referee: Michael Oliver, England

Manager: Z. Dalić
Subs: B. Petkovic 72′, N. Vlasic 72′, L. Majer 106′, A. Budimir 110′, M. Orsic 114′

Manager: Tite
Subs: Antony 56′, Rodrygo 64′, Pedro 84′, Fred 106′, Alex Sandro 106′

It was a very even first half, with no team creating huge chances. Croatia’s midfield(Modric, Kovacic and Brozovic) and right back, Juranovic were the highlights, as they mostly annihilated Brazil’s attacks. The half time offered a nice shirt swap by two Real Madrid legends.

The second half started with a stronger Brazil, but Croatia’s Livakovic saved a few chances. The 27 years old goalkeeper is most definitely going to have a lot of suitors after the World Cup. Brazil kept on pushing and pushing, however no team scored in the first 90 minutes.

Neymar opened the scoring after a very nice goal in the second half of extra time and it looked like all is lost for Croatia, however substitute Orsic assisted Bruno Petkovic in the 117th minute to level the game and bring the match to penalties!

Croatia scored 4 out of 4, while Rodrygo and Marquinhos missed for Brazil! Croatia are through to the Semi Finals of the World Cup, while Tite and his men are going home, disappointed once more. Croatia will face either Netherlands or Argentina.

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