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More drama at Qatar 2022: Croatia knock out favourites Brazil

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More drama unfolded at the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup on Friday as Croatia beat Brazil to qualify for the semi-final.

Brazil had looked destined to sail to the next round after Neymar finished a team move brilliantly to give the South Americans the lead in the 106th minute.

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Neymar thought he had taken Brazil to the next phase after scoring

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However, Bruno Petkovic levelled for Croatia in the 117th minute.

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With the match headed for penalty kicks, the tension at the Education City Stadium became visible for both benches and fans.

Real Madrid’s Rodrygo took Brazil’s first kick but lost before Nikola Vlasic netted for Croatia.

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Lovro Majer, Luka Modric and Mislav Orsic all scored for Croatia before Marquinhos lost Brazil’s final kick to put paid to their hopes of winning the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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Argentina fans were seen celebrating Croatia’s victory. They believe the Croatians would be better opponents than Brazil.

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Croatia will face the winner of Netherlands vs Argentina in the semi-final, while Brazil head home with their tails between their legs.

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