The favorites to win the World Cup have been dumped out at the quarterfinal stage as Croatia stunned Brazil and beat them on penalty kicks.
Neymar who was left in tears, alongside the rest of the players were stunned as the red-hot favorites will not be adding a sixth World Cup trophy to their collections, with Tite’s side creating the better chances throughout but they were made to pay for not having a clinical edge.
After a tense 90 minutes, Brazil thought they had won it when Neymar scored a beauty at the end of the first half of extra time but Bruno Petkovic popped up in the 117th minute to send the game to penalty kicks.
Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was the hero again (during the game and penalty kicks) as he saved Rodrygo’s spot kick, then Marquinhos hit the post as Croatia dispatched all four of their penalties to win 4-2.
Croatia will play the winner between Argentina and the Netherlands in the semi-finals.