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Croatia vs Brazil, World Cup: Final Score 1-1, Croatia shock Brazil, win on penalties, advance to semi-finals

Join us as Raphinha and Brazil fight for a place in the semifinals!

Croatia v Brazil: Quarter Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Photo by Youssef Loulidi/Fantasista/Getty Images

FULL-TIME, Croatia 1-1 Brazil (CRO 4-2 BRA on penalties): Brazil’s World Cup journey comes to an end at the quarterfinal stage against an European side for the fourth time in the last five tournaments. Croatia shock the world once again, and they are through to their second straight World Cup semi-final.


FULL-TIME, Croatia 1-1 Brazil (AET): 120 minutes weren’t enough for these two. After a wild extra-time, we are are going to penalties!

GOAL!!! Croatia 1-1 Brazil (Petkovic 117’): CROATIA EQUALIZE!!! Just three minutes away from elimination they find a way back into the game as a cross from Orsic is fired home by Petkovic! Incredible scenes!

GOAL!!! Croatia 0-1 Brazil (Neymar 105+1’): BRAZIL TAKE THE LEAD!!! 15 minutes deep into extra-time the Seleção finally breaks the deadlock as Neymar makes a one-two with Rodrygo, then a one-two with Paquetá, rounds the keeper and fires it into the net! WHAT A GOAL!

EXTRA-TIME KICKOFF! Croatia 0-0 Brazil: And we’re underway for 30 extra minutes of quarterfinal drama!

FULL-TIME, Croatia 0-0 Brazil: Brazil created and missed several huge chances in the second half, and after saving three penalties in the shootout in the last round Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic is the big reason why this one is going to extra-time. We’ll play 30 more minutes in Doha!

SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Croatia 0-0 Brazil: Back underway in Doha!

HALFTIME, Croatia 0-0 Brazil: A very physical and intense first half with no real chances for either side. Both teams delivered some hard hits and there were a lot of fouls that disrupted the pace of play, and this one looks destined for extra-time at the half.

KICKOFF! Croatia 0-0 Brazil: We are underway in Doha!

WELCOME TO THE 2022 WORLD CUP QUARTERFINALS!!! The eight remaining nations in the biggest tournament in sports are in action in Qatar over the next two days looking for a spot in the semifinals, and it all begins with a very exciting matchup at the Education City Stadium in Doha.

Croatia and Brazil haven’t met each other in the World Cup since the tournament opener in Brazil back in 2014, but these two sides are no strangers to each other and promise a very tough battle. Croatia are here thanks to a thrilling win over Japan on penalties, and they are facing a Brazilian side that demolished South Korea in the Round of 16 and have all the confidence in the world coming into this one.

Barcelona’s Raphinha is expected to start for the Seleção, who will once again look for Neymar to lead them to victory. But Brazil have lost to an European nation in the World Cup quarterfinals in three of the last four tournaments, so history is not on their side and Croatia are dangerous enough to produce a major upset against one of the main favorites.

This should be all kinds of fun, and you’re welcome to join us to follow and comment all the action. Vamos!

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Starting XI: Livakovic; Juranovic, Lovren, Gvardiol, Sosa; Brozovic; Pasalic, Modric, Kovacic, Perisic; Kramaric (4-1-4-1)

Substitutes: Grbic (GK), Ivusic (GK), Stanisic, Barisic, Erlic, Vida, Sutalo, Majer, Sucic, Jakic, Vlasic, Livaja, Petkovic, Budimir, Orsic


Starting XI: Alisson; Militão, Marquinhos, T. Silva, Danilo; Casemiro; Raphinha, Paquetá, Neymar, Vinicius; Richarlison (4-1-4-1)

Substitutes: Weverton (GK), Ederson (GK), Bremer, D. Alves, A. Sandro, Fabinho, Fred, Guimarães, Ribeiro, Antony, Rodrygo, Martinelli, Pedro


Competition/Round: 2022 FIFA World Cup, Quarterfinals, Match 1

Date/Time: Friday, December 9, 2022, 6pm local time, 10am ET, 7am PT (USA), 4pm WAT (Nigeria), 8.30pm IST (India)

Venue: Education City Stadium, Doha

Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)


On TV: FOX (USA), SuperSport (Nigeria), Sports18 (India), others

Online: FOX Sports App, Sling TV (USA), others

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