Brazil first team to be eliminated after 1-0 lead in extra-time of a World Cup knockout match | Football News

NEW DELHI: Brazilthe performance of in the knockouts of the fifa world cup continued to haunt them with the five-time champions making another quarter-final exit at the quadrennial event after losing to Croatia 2-4 in a penalty shootout on Friday.
Brazil have now lost four of their last five World Cup quarter-finals to European opposition and also became the first team to be knocked out with a 1-0 extra-time lead of a knockout tie in world Cup.

The game had ended 1-1 after extra time, with both goals coming in the extra 30 minutes. Neymar scored late in the first half of extra time to put Brazil ahead, but Croatia equalized when Bruno Petkovic scored in the 117th and forced the game to a penalty shootout.
Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved the penalty on Rodrygo’s first attempt and Marquinhos then hit the post. Livakovic had already produced some key saves as the teams drew 0-0 in regulation and 1-1 in extra time.
Nikola Vlasic, Lovro Majer, Luka Modric and Mislav Orsic converted penalties for Croatia, while Casemiro and Pedro scored for Brazil.
Five of Croatia’s last six World Cup matches have been extended, including their penalty shootout victory over Japan in the round of 16 in Qatar. The team have managed eight of their last 10 tournament knockout games.
(With contributions from the agency)


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