Croatia shocked the world on Friday as they eradicated favourites Brazil to guide a spot within the World Cup semi finals.
Luka Modric and co have impressed once more after their run to the ultimate in Russia again in 2018, although this quarter-final victory over the Selecao is arguably the best consequence within the Balkan nation’s historical past.
Having come by means of a bunch containing Morocco, Canada and Belgium, Croatia secured a penalty shootout victory within the final 16 in opposition to Japan, holding their nerve in entrance of objective when the Asian facet could not.
They took Brazil to additional time, the place Neymar opened the scoring earlier than Bruno Petkovic netted late on to take the sport to penalties the place they’d win for the second consecutive recreation.
This is who Croatia are on monitor to face within the semi finals following this well-known victory.
Croatia’s victory over Brazil units up a second consecutive semi-final look for the Balkan nation on the World Cup. They gained their final remaining 4 recreation, beating England 2-1 in additional time in Russia.
There can be no repeat of that 2018 conflict. As a substitute, Croatia will face the winners of the quarter remaining involving the Netherlands and Argentina afterward Friday.
Who might Croatia face within the remaining?
Croatia are the primary facet to qualify for the semi finals, with the remaining three sides nonetheless to be decided. Ought to they beat the Netherlands or Argentina, it could take them into the ultimate.
From the alternative facet of the draw, England, France, Morocco and Portugal might line up in opposition to Croatia at Lusail Iconic Stadium if Zlatko Dalic’s facet make the ultimate two. England tackle France and Morocco face Portugal in these video games.