The FIFA World Cup resumes today, with Brazil taking on Croatia in a quarterfinals match. Brazil is currently in good form thanks to their top 2 finish in their group. They failed to beat South Korea, but they’re peaking at the right time as they will rely on Neymar, Vinicius Jr., and Lucas Paqueta to beat Croatian players.
With Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, it is no surprise that FIFA ranks Brazil as number one. On the other hand, Croatia is unbeaten in its opening two games, with a win over Japan and a draw with Russia in the Round of 16. Does Tomislav Subotic’s side have what it takes to beat Brazil? Let’s find out on Saturday night as they travel to Kazan for an exciting tie between two quality teams on ESPN.
Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic has bested Neymar and other players from Brazil by saving four shots while only conceding one. As we head into the final stretch, can Croatia keep this poor performance up?
It was the defending champion’s defense that had just been breached. It was Neymar, of all people, who had broken Pele’s record of 77 international goals.
The story of Neymar’s goal is one of a series of one-two passes. The last sequence goes from Paqueta to Neymar, who scores after Croatia’s Livakovic tried to contest the ball for a foul and surprisingly missed.
While Croatia held onto the belief that they could stop Brazil from scoring, one of their greatest-ever goalscorers stepped up to create history.
Brazil thought they had all but clinched the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup with a sensational goal by Neymar. But Europe’s chances weren’t done yet, as Croatia came in and won it in the very last minute of regulation time and on penalties. The game wasn’t at all boring and quite entertaining to watch. Also, the scenario at FIFA betting sites was quite exciting when Croatian player scored the the goal.
Brazil was hoping to pull off a comeback win against Croatia in the Penalty Shootout, but Marquinhos’s penalty was well off the base of the left-hand goal post. Croatia is through!