Croatia has advanced to the quarter-finals of the World Cup after eliminating Japan from the penalty shootout. This is also the first match in the Qatar World Cup to be decided by penalties.
A 1-1 draw after 120 minutes of regular time with goals from Maeda and Perisic, while at the end, where the Japanese were thought to be calm, they were stopped in the first two executions by the goalkeeper Livakovic, who thus becomes the hero of the Croatians. who spent a lot of energy to move to the next stage where they will challenge the winner of the South Korea-Brazil pair.
Japan managed to score an 11-meter penalty at the end of the match and now the Asians say goodbye to the World Cup.