Japan followers with teary eyes as their workforce loses to Croatia in a Qatar World Cup round-of-16 match.© Twitter
Japan misplaced 3-1 to Croatia in a penalty shoot-out on the FIFA World Cup on Monday after the regulation time within the round-of-16 match noticed the groups ending at 1-1. Mario Pasalic struck the successful penalty to ship Croatia by after Ivan Perisic had pulled Croatia degree within the fifty fifth minute of regular time following Daizen Maeda’s opener for Japan simply earlier than the break. Japan, who in any other case had an outstanding event as they defeated soccer giants like Germany and Spain within the group stage, did not dwell as much as the expectations as they missed three penalties on the finish to lose the sport.
The loss noticed Japan’s bid to achieve the final eight for the primary time of their historical past coming to a crushing finish. The gamers and the followers of the aspect failed it exhausting to manage their feelings. They have been all teary-eyed after the ultimate results of the sport.
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Croatia now face Brazil within the final eight.
Speaking about five-time champions Brazil, Neymar returned from damage to assist encourage the aspect to a 4-1 victory over South Korea on Monday because the favourites cruised by to the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The world’s costliest participant had sat out his workforce’s final two matches with a sprained ankle suffered of their first recreation in Qatar, a 2-0 win over Serbia. However he got here again for this last-16 tie as Tite’s workforce clicked into gear and delivered an ominous message to their rivals, no less than earlier than easing off within the second half. Vinicius Junior opened the scoring inside seven minutes earlier than Neymar added one other from the penalty spot to maneuver to 76 targets for his nation, leaving him only one away from equalling Pele‘s all-time report tally.
(With AFP inputs)
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