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#FootballFever | Croatia beat Brazil on penalties in World Cup quarterfinals

Published:Friday | December 9, 2022 | 12:58 PM
Brazil's Vinicius Junior, left, tries to score past Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic who makes a save during the World Cup quarterfinal football match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, December 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — Croatia knocked Brazil out of the World Cup, beating the five-time champions 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Friday in the quarterfinals.

Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved a penalty attempt by Rodrygo and Marquinhos later hit the post.

Neymar had scored late in the first half of extra time to give Brazil the lead, but Croatia equalised when Bruno Petkovic scored in the 117th.

Neymar's goal moved him into a tie with Pelé as Brazil's all-time leading scorer with 77 goals.

Croatia will next face either Argentina or the Netherlands.

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