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Croatia, the last to qualify for the World Cup finals, qualified for the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup by defeating Japan 4-2 as a result of a penalty shootout in the match that ended in a draw in normal time and overtime with a 1-1 draw.

The Croats, who beat Japan 4-2 on penalties, secured a ticket to the quarter-finals.

Spades Japan Gonda. Taniguchi, Tomiyasu, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Morita, Endo; Ito, Kamada, Doan; Maeda started with her eleventh start.

Croatia in the field. Levakovich. Juranović, Guardiol, Lovren, Barisic; Kovacic, Brozovic, Modric; Kramaric has dated Petkovic, Perisic 11.

Japan took a 1-0 lead over Croatia with Daisen Maeda’s goal in the 43rd minute. The first half of the battle was completed with this score.

Starting the second half quickly, Croatia evened the score with an Ivan Perisic header at 55:1-1.

After normal time of the match ended with a 1-1 tie, the extra period began.

There was no goal in both extra periods and the match went to penalties.

While Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Levaković saved shots from Minamino, Mituma and Yoshida in Japan, Asano put the ball into the net.

In Croatia, while Vlasic, Brozovic and Pasalic scored, Livaga hung on the post. Croatia beat Japan 3-1 on penalties.


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