The match of the 1/8 finals of the World Cup between the national teams of Japan and Croatia took place. Regular and extra time ended in a 1-1 draw, so for the first time in the tournament, the 2022 World Cup game went to a penalty shootout.
In the penalty shoot-out, the Croatian team turned out to be stronger with a score of 3: 1. Let’s note the goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, who pulled three blows from the opponent.
In the quarter-finals, the Croats will play against Brazil or South Korea.
1/8 finals of the 2022 World Cup
Japan – Croatia 1:1 (1:3 on penalties)
Goals: Maeda 43 – Perisic 55
Japan: Gonda, Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Taniguchi, Ito, Endo, Morita (Tanaka, 106), Nagatomo (Mitoma, 64), Doan (Minamino, 87), Maeda (Asano, 64), Kamada (Sakai, 75)
Croatia: Livakovic, Juranovic, Lovren, Guardiol, Barisic, Kovacic (Vlasic 99), Brozovic, Modric (Mayer 99), Kramaric (Pasalic 68), Perisic (Orsic 106), Petkovic (Budimir 62, Livaya 106)