Croatia beat Brazil on penalties to advance to semi-finals –

Dominik Livakovic saved Rodrygo’s first penalty and Marquinhos hit the put up to provide Croatia a 4-2 shootout win over Brazil on Friday after their World Cup quarter-final ended 1-1.

After 90 scoreless minutes, Brazil took a 1-0 lead due to some solo magic from Neymar in further time, however fierce Croatia refused to surrender, Bruno Petkovic equalizing within the 117th minute to ship the combat to penalties.

Croatia now await the winner of Argentina and the Netherlands, who conflict afterward Friday.

Netherlands and Argentina groups:

The Netherlands: Andries Noppert, Daley Blind, Nathan Ake, Virgil van Dijk (cap), Jurrien Timber, Denzel Dumfries, Marten de Roon, Steven Bergwijn, Frenkie de Jong, Cody Gakpo, Memphis Depay.

Argentina: Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martinez, Nicolas Otamendi, Nahuel Molina, Marcos Acuna, Rodrigo De Paul, Alexis Mac Allister, Enzo Fernandez, Julian Alvarez, Lionel Messi (Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Enhancing by Hugh Lawson)

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