FIFA World Cup: Brazil scored 4 goals in the first half after 68 years, Neymar’s team in the quarter-finals; Defeat to Croatia ends Japan’s journey
FIFA World Cup 2022, Brazil vs South Korea And Croatia vs Japan: South Korea’s defeat against Croatia ended the campaign of Asian teams in the FIFA World Cup.
FIFA World Cup 2022, Pre-Quarter Finals: Brazil has entered the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022. Brazil defeated South Korea 4–1 in the Pre-Quarter-Finals. In the pre-quarter-finals, Brazil scored 4 goals within the first 36 minutes of the match (first half). Brazil has scored 4 goals in the first half of the match after 68 years in the Football World Cup.
Earlier, Brazil did this in the 1954 FIFA World Cup played in Switzerland. Then he scored goals in the 23rd, 30th, 34th and 43rd minutes in the match against Mexico. However, in that World Cup, Brazil lost 2–4 to Hungary in the quarter-finals. As of now, Brazil scored against South Korea in the 7th (Vinicius), 13th (Neymar/penalty), 29th (Richardson) and 36th (Paqueta) minutes.
The consolation goal for South Korea was scored by Paik Seung-ho in the 76th minute of the match. With the defeat of South Korea, the campaign of Asian teams in the FIFA World Cup came to an end. Earlier, Croatia entered the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 after defeating Japan in the penalty shootout.
Brazil and Croatia will meet in the quarter-finals
Now on December 9, the quarter-final match will be played between Brazil and Croatia. Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livkovic made three saves in the penalty shoot-out against Japan in the pre-quarterfinals of the Football World Cup to send his team through to the last eight. The score remained 1–1 in regular time.
After this, both the teams failed to score in extra time as well. Croatia beat Japan 3–1 in the penalty shootout. Nikola Vlasic, Marcelo Brozovic and Mario Pasalic were successful in scoring goals for Croatia. Takuta Asano was the only one to score for Japan.
Tukami Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma and Maya Yoshida failed to score for Japan. Marko Livaja misses the target for Croatia. During the FIFA World Cup 2018, the Croatia team won three times in extra time matches.
FIFA World Cup 2018 runner-up Croatia once again established its dominance in such matches. This is Croatia’s 7th out of last 8 win in the knockout stage of major tournaments like Euro and World Cup.