Farewell to Brazil in the tiebreaker, Croatia in the semi-finals

Samin Arham, Sports Desk ::

Brazil lost in the tiebreaker. The Brazilians failed to enter two balls into Croatia’s net. Croatia entered the semi-finals by winning two consecutive matches in a tiebreaker. Rodrigo and Marquinhos missed shots in the tiebreaker for Brazil.

Once again, Brazil had to stop in front of the European team. Starting from the 2006 World Cup, the Latin American power house Brazil had to lose to the European team in the knockout stage for the fifth time. Four times in the quarter finals.

Croatia, who never beat Brazil before, this time they came and beat the Seleção in the World Cup knockout. Goalkeeper Livakovic was undoubtedly the hero of the Croats’ victory.

He has kept Brazil scoreless numerous times in the entire 120 minutes. Even after coming to the tiebreaker, he stopped Rodrigo’s shot at the beginning and rang the farewell bell for Brazil.

Nikola Vlasic came to shoot first for Croatia. Brazilian goalkeeper Alison could not stop his shot. But Rodrigo failed to take Brazil’s first shot. Goalkeeper Livakovic jumped and blocked.

Then Lovro Majer, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Pedro, Mislav Orsic scored for both teams. Coming in to take the fourth shot for Brazil, Marquinhos hit the left side bar and missed the goal. Croatian footballers immediately rejoiced in the joy of victory.

With this, Croatia won tiebreakers in 5 of the 6 consecutive matches in the knockouts of the two World Cups. So far, the Croats have been almost 100% successful in the knockout stages after taking matches to extra time and tiebreakers. No one could beat them. This time also in the second round Croatia won by going to the tiebreaker after stopping Japan for 120 minutes.

The first 90 minutes of the match was scoreless. The game went to extra 30 minutes. In the 105th minute of the game, Neymar almost scored an amazing goal with a single effort. But Petkovic did not let him hold this goal. Croatia equalized by scoring in the 116th minute. Then the tiebreaker. Where the story of Brazil’s despair and the story of Croats’ victory are written.

In the entire match, Croatian goalkeeper Dominit Livakovic was standing like a Himalayan mountain in front of the Brazilians. Brazil attacked one after another in the second half. The Croatians were a bit tired at this point. But their weakness of fatigue was removed by Livakovic. Brazil’s numerous attacks were able to melt the gaps of the defenders but stopped in front of the goalkeeper.

Croatia got a great opportunity in the last 108 minutes. Brazil could not hold the lead with a great income. Bruno Petkovic got the ball from Mislav Orsic’s pass and a great shot went into the Brazilian net.

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