Croatia beat Brazil in the penalty shootout, made it to the semi-finals for the second time in a row

BRA vs CRO, FIFA WC Quarter Final: In the first quarter-final of the FIFA World Cup 2022, Croatia defeated Brazil 4-2 in the penalty shootout to seal their place in the semi-finals. Neither team was able to score till regular time, but Neymar scored for Brazil in extra time of 30 minutes. Croatia equalized with a goal just minutes before the end of the match and took the match to a shootout. 

Both the teams tried continuously to score in the first 90 minutes, but no one could get the goal. Croatia attacked brilliantly on a few occasions and came close to scoring, but could not succeed in the final third. Neymar was unable to leave his mark for Brazil and was constantly being tackled before the final third. However, as the match went into extra time, both Neymar and Brazil took a turn and took the lead. 

Brazil lost in shootout

Croatia also exerted full force and equalized the score by scoring a goal just a few minutes before the end of the match. In the shoot-out, Croatia scored two goals in a row and the very first kick was missed by Brazil. While Croatia kept scoring goals, mistakes kept happening from Brazil’s side and they had to face defeat. 

Neymar equals Pele’s record

Pele has scored 77 goals for Brazil and now Neymar has also equaled him. Now as soon as Neymar scores another goal, he will become the highest goalscorer for Brazil. Brazil scored its eighth goal in the FIFA World Cup. However, despite this great achievement, he could not take his team to the semi-finals. Apart from these two players, Ronaldo Nazario de Lima has scored the second most goals for Brazil with 62 goals. 

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