Croatia 1-1 Brazil (4-2 pens): Brazil Out Of The World Cup, Croatia Into Semi-Finals
Croatia pulled off one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history as they knocked out Brazil in the quarter-finals. The Croatians were 2-0 down early in the second half, but rallied to force extra time before winning 4-2 on penalties. It was a game that will live long in the memory, with Croatia’s incredible comeback victory ensuring that they will face England in the semi-finals. For Brazil, it is heartbreak once again as they exit the tournament at the quarter-final stage.
Croatia’s Victory Over Brazil
It was a victory for Croatia over Brazil in the World Cup. Croatia came from behind to win 3-2 on penalties and send Brazil out of the tournament. It was a close game, with both teams having good chances to score. In the end, it was Croatia’s determination and resilience that won them the game. They will now face England in the semi-finals.
How Croatia Has Advanced In The World Cup
Croatia has advanced to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup after defeating Brazil in a penalty shootout. It is the first time Croatia has reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, and they will now face England on Wednesday 11 July.
Croatia’s victory over Brazil was not without controversy, with two Brazilian goals being ruled out for offside in extra time. However, Croatia held their nerve in the penalty shootout, with goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saving two penalties to send his side through to the last four.
It was a heart-breaking end for Brazil, who have now been eliminated from the World Cup at the quarter-final stage for the first time since 1966. As for Croatia, they continue to exceed expectations at this tournament and will be full of confidence ahead of their semi-final clash with England.
How Brazil Has Been Eliminated From The World Cup
Brazil’s World Cup dream is over after suffering a heartbreaking loss to Croatia in the quarter-finals. The Selecao were eliminated on penalties after a 2-2 draw, with Croatia converting all four of their spot kicks to win 4-3.
It was a rollercoaster ride of a match, with Croatia taking the lead early on through an own goal from Marcelo. Brazil responded well and took the lead through goals from Philippe Coutinho and Neymar, but Croatia equalised late in the second half through Ivan Perisic.
With no winner in regulation time or extra time, it all came down to penalties, and it was Croatia who held their nerve to progress to the semi-finals.
It’s a massive disappointment for Brazil, who were tipped as one of the favourites to lift the trophy. They will now head home empty-handed, while Croatia continue their unlikely run at the World Cup.
Reactions To Croatia’s Win
The 2018 World Cup in Russia has been full of surprises, and none more so than Croatia’s victory over Brazil in the quarter-finals.
Many Brazil fans were left in shock at the result, with some even crying tears of disbelief. There was a sense of disbelief among Croatian fans too, as they couldn’t quite believe their team had made it to the semi-finals.
There was an outpouring of support for Brazil on social media, with many people expressing their sadness at seeing the team knocked out of the tournament. There was also a lot of praise for Croatia, with many people congratulating them on their achievement.
It’s fair to say that both sets of fans will be eagerly anticipating the semi-final between Croatia and England. It promises to be an exciting match, and whoever comes out on top will have a great chance of making it to the final.
What This Means For The Rest Of The World Cup
With Croatia’s victory over Brazil in the round of 16, the World Cup is now wide open. Croatia will take on England in the semi-finals, with the winner going on to face either France or Belgium in the final.
This is a huge shock for Brazil, who were one of the favourites to win the tournament. They will now have to regroup and try to salvage some pride from this tournament by winning the third place playoff against Belgium.
For Croatia, this is a dream come true. They are into their first ever semi-final and they will be full of confidence after beating Brazil. They will fancy their chances against England, who they beat 2-1 in the group stage.
This is a huge opportunity for both Croatia and England to make it to the final and write their names into World Cup history.
Croatia are through to the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time in their history after a penalty shootout victory over Brazil. The game was evenly matched throughout and went to extra time after Croatia’s Marcelo scored an own goal in the 115th minute. In the shootout, Croatia held their nerve to win 4-2 on penalties and send Brazil out of the tournament. This is a huge result for Croatia and sets up a mouth-watering semi-final clash with England.