Croatia eventually bowed at the group stages, with two points from three games, as Brazil stormed through with three wins, before coming unstuck against Zinedine Zidane and France in the quarterfinals.
Bruno Petković of Croatia celebrates after evening the game 1-1 in extra time against Brazil in the World Cup quarterfinals on December 09, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar. Lars Baron/Getty Images hide caption
Neymar of Brazil takes a shot against Dejan Lovren of Croatia during the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarterfinal match between Croatia and Brazil at Education City Stadium on December 09, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar. Michael Steele/Getty Images hide caption
From there, it was on to the not-for-the-faint-of-heart shootout, stunningly won by the team in their own iconic red-checked jerseys. For Brazil, it was their sixth loss at the quarterfinals. Four of those defeats have come during the last five World Cups.
Croatia players celebrate their win via a penalty shootout as Marquinhos of Brazil reacts to missing his kick during the World Cup quarterfinal match between Croatia and Brazil. Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption
Neymar netted his 77th international goal in extra time -- moving him level with legend Pele for the country's all-time men's goal record -- but it proved not to be enough as Brazil suffered a second-consecutive quarterfinal exit at a World Cup finals.
Croatia, the runner-up in the 2018 World Cup, will face five-time world champion Brazil in the quarterfinal of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Friday at the Education City Stadium. The game will kick off at 8:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
In 2018, he was mired in controversy when he officiated the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal between Real Madrid and Juventus. In injury time, when the aggregate score was level at 3-3, Oliver awarded Real Madrid a penalty and sent off Juventus Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
In Croatia vs Brazil quarterfinal tonight, Oliver will be assisted by Stuart Burt and Gary Beswick as assistant referees after Simon Bennett was ruled out due to an injury. The fourth official will be Algerian Mustapha Ghorbal.
It will be a clash between skill and experience when Brazil face Croatia on Friday in the quarterfinals at the 2022 FIFA World Cup at Education City Stadium. Five-time champion Brazil are loaded with talent, and global icon Neymar is back from an ankle injury and helped lead the team to a 4-1 victory against South Korea on Monday. Croatia, 2018 World Cup runners-up, are led by ageless midfielder Luka Modric and come in off a victory against Japan following a 1-1 draw in their Round of 16 match Monday. Brazil won Group G, edging Switzerland on goal differential after a 1-0 loss to Cameroon by their reserves. Croatia finished behind Morocco in Group F, grinding out a 0-0 draw with Belgium to secure their spot in the knockout round.
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The first quarterfinal of the FIFA World Cup 2022 will be played between Croatia and Brazil on Friday, December 9. Croatia have been unbeaten in the tournament so far as they secured one win and two draws in the group stages and then defeated Japan on penalties to storm into the last eight. Brazil, on the other hand, suffered a shocking defeat to Cameroon in the group stage but came back in style to blow away South Korea 4-1 in the round of 16 match to cruise into the quarter-final.
An intriguing encounter will kick off the quarter-final stage at the Fifa World Cup in Qatar. Tournament favourites Brazil danced their way into the last eight with a 4-1 victory over South Korea and 2018 runners-up Croatia needed a penalty shoot-out to beat Japan after their last-16 match ended 1-1.
Brazil will play their 17th world cup quarter-final (their eighth successive one), which is stunning because this is the 22nd edition of the championship. As a stark contrast, Croatia will play their third quarter-final tonight.
Croatia and Brazil will lock horns in the quarterfinal on Friday, December 9 in the FIFA World Cup 2022 at the Education City Stadium. While the 2018 runners up defeated Japan 3-1 on penalties in their Round of 16 tie, Brazil dominated South Korea by 4-1 to reach the quarterfinals.
When and where will the Croatia vs Brazil, quarterfinal match take place in the FIFA World Cup 2022 The quarterfinal match between Croatia and Brazil will take place on December 9 at 8:30 pm IST at the Education City Stadium.
Where to watch the live telecast of Croatia vs Brazil, quarterfinal match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in India The live telecast of the quarterfinal match between Croatia and Brazil will be available on Viacom 18-owned Sports18 in India.
Where to watch the live stream of Croatia vs Brazil, quarterfinal match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 in India The live stream of the quarterfinal match between Croatia and Brazil will be available on Voot, Jio Cinema in India.
Where to catch live scores of Croatia vs Brazil, quarterfinal match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 SportsTiger website and app will provide you live scores and live updates of all the FIFA World Cup 2022 matches.
The former Real Madrid team-mates came up against each other in the midfield contest between Croatia and Brazil in Friday's World Cup quarter-final meeting in Education City Stadium, Doha. And while the game was tightly poised on a knife edge, the pair still found time to swap shirts at the half-time break.
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Tournament favorite Brazil try to avoid an upset on Friday when they face Croatia in a quarterfinal matchup at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Al Raayan, Qatar. The Brazilians cruised to a 4-1 victory against South Korea in their Round of 16 match on Monday, while Croatia defeated Japan on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
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