Croatia advanced to the quarter-final after saving three penalties against Japan during the penalty shoot-out with a score of 3-1 after a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes in the FIFA World Cup 2022 round of 16 at the Al Janoub Stadium.
In this game, both teams have possession of the ball and are waiting for a chance to counterattack to get a goal. But still no side has scored a goal
At the end of the first half, in the 41st minute, Japan had a chance to win from the moment Daizen Maeda passed the ball into the penalty area and Daiji Kamada shot, but the ball deflected the Croatian defensive line. The ball flew over the crossbar.
and in the 44th minute from the rhythm of a free kick on the right side of Japan and Maya Yoshida put the ball back for Daizen Maeda to shoot in, Japan took the lead 1-0
After that, there are no more doors. At the end of the first half, Japan was leading 1-0.
It arrived in the second half, in the 56th minute, when Croatia set up the game on the right and Josip Juranovic passed the ball back to Dejan Lovren for Ivan Perisic to head into the ground and bounced in Croatia trailed to a 1-1 draw.
In the 77th minute, Croatia had a chance to take the lead from a moment when Ivan Perisic shot from a distance, but the ball flew over the crossbar.
After that, there were no more goals. At the end of the game, 90 minutes, both teams were still tied at 1-1, having to go on for another 30 minutes of extra time to find a winner.
During extra time, both sides had possession of the ball. and have the opportunity to score some goals at certain moments But neither team scored a goal at the end of 120 minutes, and both teams were still tied at 1-1.
and during the penalty shoot-out, It was Croatia’s side who were more accurate and saved up to 3 penalties before winning with a score of 3-1 and successfully qualifying for the quarter-final.
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