Yet one other quarter-final, yet one more heartbreak for Brazil. The five-time champions have been the title favourites in Qatar, particularly after a thumping 4-1 win towards South Korea within the Round of 16. But for the fourth-time within the final 5 FIFA World Cup editions, have Brazil suffered a quarter-final exit as they misplaced to Croatia through penalty shootout on Friday on the Education City Stadium. Neymar, who had put Brazil forward within the first half of additional time, was left inconsolable after the match, at yet one more alternative misplaced for him and Brazil.
It was a sheer second of brilliance from Neymar within the additional time when he labored his means by the Croatian protection, earlier than dribbling previous the goalkeeper to internet his 77th worldwide objective that put him at par with the legendary Pele for Brazil’s all-time top-scorer. But simply when it appeared Neymar’s stunner might show to be a winner, Brazil have been shocked.
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Brazil have been threatening to interrupt the impasse for the whole span of 90 minutes, firing as many as 12 pictures on the right track, however an impressed kind from goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic left the five-time world champions pissed off all through. Neymar then put Brazil forward within the added minutes of the primary set of additional time. Four minutes into the second set, 2018 runners-up Croatia hit again with Bruno Petkovic levelling the rating.
Croatia, as soon as once more labored their magic within the penalties with Lovakovic saving one of many two missed pictures from Brazik. Rodrygo missed the opener whereas Marquinhos’s try hit the publish. Croatia, alternatively, transformed all their makes an attempt to move to the semis as soon as once more.
It was heartbreak for Brazil and for Neymar who was left tear-eyed after the stunning loss earlier than being consoled by Dani Alves.