Neymar, who scored Brazil’s only goal in 120 minutes, burst into tears after Brazil were beaten by Croatia in a penalty shootout, another missed chance of number 10.
Serious defeat for Brazil at this World Cup. Tite’s men, strong contenders for the title, were beaten on penalties to a Croatian side, who saved Neymar’s goal late in the first extra time.
Petkovic, in the 116th minute, set the score and took the lead on penalties. Croatia scored all four shots on target while Brazil scored only two of the four.
After Brazil’s elimination was confirmed, Neymar found himself lying on the floor. He couldn’t believe what had happened and started crying.
He felt the same way at the 2018 World Cup in Russia when Belgium knocked out Brazil and Neymar this time reacted similarly.
The striker now has to head to the 2026 World Cup in the US, Canada and Mexico.
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Argentina captain Lionel Messi has described Croatia as a great team ahead of their semi-final clash on Tuesday.
While Messi and his teammates beat the Netherlands 4-3 on penalties, Croatia also beat Brazil 4-2 on penalties in the quarterfinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Messi assisted Argentina’s first goal scored by Nahuel Molina and Matheus Acuna earned his country a penalty, leading to their second goal scored by Messi.
However, the Netherlands responded with two late goals from Wout Weghorst, who scored in the 83rd minute and the 11th minute of injury time.
Argentina won 4-3 in the penalty shootout, reaching the semi-finals against Netherlands.
And speaking after the game, Messi said: “Croatia have shown they are a great team. Sometimes they played on par with Brazil. It’s a team that has worked with the same coach for a long time and they know each other very well.
The last time the two teams met at the World Cup, it ended 3-0 in favor of Croatian team Zlatko Dalic in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.