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How Argentina reacted to Brazil’s World Cup elimination

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Friday 9 December 2022 will go down in historical past as one of the crucial entertaining days in World Cup historical past.

Croatia shocked the world by beating Brazil within the earlier kick off. Neymar’s objective in additional time regarded to have put the Selecao into the semi finals, however Bruno Petkovic struck within the 117th minute to take the sport to penalties.

Misses from Marquinhos and Rodrygo allowed Croatia to safe a 4-2 victory on spot kicks, with Neymar not taking one as his aspect’s deliberate fifth taker.

Argentina followers had been seen getting their telephones out at Lusail Iconic Stadium to look at the shootout unfold and there have been scenes of jubilation when Marquinhos’ miss ensured Brazil’s elimination.

The 2 South American giants would have squared off within the semi finals had the Selecao gone by way of, with Argentina later securing their very own penalty shootout victory in opposition to the Netherlands regardless of messing up a 2-0 lead in regular time. They’ll now face Croatia within the semi finals.

If the day panned out effectively for Argentina, on the opposite finish of the spectrum was former Brazil striker Fred, who had a quite humbling 24 hours.

The now retired striker had spoken of his need to see Argentina exit the competitors with some tears from Lionel Messi.

He stated: “I would like the Brazil-Argentina semi-final. I would like confusion, turmoil, Neymar’s pen, Messi crying.”

Nevertheless, there shall be no such semi closing. As an alternative, it is the yellow a part of South America who must cope with a untimely exit, a reality not misplaced on some on social media.

The journey continues for Messi and Argentina as they bid for a primary World Cup trophy since 1986, however Brazil’s barren run since 2002 should proceed for an additional 4 years not less than.

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