Brazil vs Croatia live: World Cup score, highlights, result as Petkovic dramatically cancels out Neymar stunner


Neymar went level with Pele as Brazil's all-time top scorer with a stunning extra time breakthrough goal against Croatia but Bruno Petkovic dramatically sent the World Cup quarter-final at Education City Stadium into a penalty shoot-out.

Zlatko Dalic's men played an additional period for the eighth time in their past nine major tournament matches, thanks largely to their inspired goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, who twice denied Neymar amid a virtuoso second-half display.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar found a way through with a goal entirely of his own making in stoppage time at the end of the first half of extra time, twice exchanging passes with teammates before rifling into the roof of the net from a tight angle.


5th penalty: Modric trots up nonchalantly. Sends Alisson the wrong way and puts it right in the corner. So good. Croatia 3-1 Brazil.

4th penalty: Casemiro is up. Livakovic guesses correctly again but it's a great penalty. Croatia 2-1 Brazil.

3rd penalty: Another substitute, Majer...lashes it down the middle! Croatia 2-0 Brazil.

2nd penalty: Rodrygo with a long, winding run... Livakovic saves! Down to his left, it's a poor penalty. Croatia 1-0 Brazil.

1st penalty: Brazil won the toss and the kicks will take place at the end where the bulk of their yellow-clad fans are gathered. Vlasic is up first... High down the middle. Emphatic! Croatia 1-0 Brazil.

120th minute+2: Croatia don't fully deal with Neymar's free-kick, it falls to Casemiro and Livakovic is there again. The man has his eye in.

120th minute: There will be two additional minutes. How are your nerves? Antony wins a free-kick from Perisic and that's a bit silly from the experienced winger.

117th minuteGOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! Petkovic

OH MY GOD! Croatia do not know when they are beaten. Modric picks up some scraps in midfield and Orsic hares down the left channel. His cross reaches Petkovic, who swings his robust left leg at it and a deflection beats Alisson. Incredible scenes!

114th minute: Brazil win a corner. Suffice to say Neymar is taking his time and not launching this into the box.

113th minute: Defending might not be seen as Antony's strongest suit but he does really well against Perisic, hustling him out of possession to see the ball out for a goalkick.


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8th penalty: Marquinhos...CRASHES IT INTO THE BASE OF THE LEFT-HAND POST. Croatia 4-2 Brazil. Croatia are through to the World Cup semifinals!!!!!!

7th penalty: Fresh form his assist, Orsic creams one into the side netting. Brilliant. Brazil must score. Croatia 4-2 Brazil.

6th penalty: Pedro makes light of his inexperience and sits Livakovic down to score. Croatia 3-2 Brazil.


This remarkable Croatia team produced a sting in the tail, however, when Petkovic's deflected strike from substitute Mislav Orsic's cross few past Alisson.


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109th minute: Modric collected Perisic's pass and a lovely change of direction befuddled Fred to win a corner. Croatia take off Sosa and bring on striker Budimir. It's now or never.

105th minute: The second half of extra time is underway. Can a crestfallen Croatia summon anything?

105th minute+1: GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!! Neymar!!!!!!

That's the breakthrough and it's brilliant from Neymar. He comes short to collect possession and dart on to a couple of return passes. The second of those from Pedro is overhit, so he goes around Livakovic and, from a tight angle, he crashes into the roof of the net to break Croatian hearts.

103rd minute: Oh, Brozovic should do better! Lovren starts a Croatia counter with a thumping challenge on Neymar. Modric lofts a pass to Petkovic, who initially appears determined to tread on the ball again. The big man somehow dances through a couple of challenges and squares to Brozovic. Leaning back, he blazes over from the edge of the box.

101st minute: Pedro tries a spectacular volley but can't make effective contact. Croatia are deep in their defensive shape. It's hard to escape the conclusion they're playing for penalties at this stage. Their periods of possession seem primarily designed for containment.

99th minute: Tasty ball in from Rodrygo but Sosa does well to track Paqueta's run and shepherd him away from attacking it at the back post.

97th minute: Brazil are sustaining attacks and Croatia need some respite. Petkovic can't provide that as he gets the ball and gives it away in lumbering fashion. It's not been a great cameo from the Dinamo Zagreb man thus far.

91st minute: We go again! Early corner in extra time for Brazil. Pedro gets the near-post flick on and no one can get a second touch. Paqueta looks to have jarred his knee. Hopefully he's okay.

Fulltime: Anthony gets onto his left foot but can't get hold of a speculative effort that Livakovic holds. Here we go again with Croatia.

90th minute+1: Four minutes of stoppage time begin with Croatia clearing a corner. Dalic's men are ready to go the distance again.

86th minute: CLOSE! Anthony jinks in again, his blocked cross falls for Eder Militao - what's the right-back doing up there? He thumps it first time and the shot is deflected just wide. Another joyless Brazilian corner follows.

85th minute: Brilliant pressure from Croatia and Alisson boots the ball out for a throw deep in Brazil territory. The Croatia bench are on their feet roaring their teammates on.

84th minute: Richarlison makes way for Pedro, the Flamengo striker winning his fourth cap. He'd certainly be an unlikely hero. Tite is sticking with his shape. 

82nd minute: Richarlison heads over under pressure from Gvardiol. It's a half chance at best. Brazil have been the better side since halftime but also by far the most frantic. Make of that what you will as extra time looms.

80th minute: Anthony cutely nutmegs Sosa, his cross to the back post is kept alive and Livakovic saves from Paqueta at close quarters. Brazil probably want to avoid a penalty shoot-out with him in this mood!

Neymar's record-equalling goal was in vain as Brazil crashed out of the World Cup with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out defeat to Croatia after a 1-1 draw on Friday.


Brazil seemed destined for the semi-finals when Neymar scored his 77th international goal, matching the great Pele, midway through extra-time at Education City Stadium.


Yet Bruno Petkovic's strike deflected in off Marquinhos with four minutes remaining to force a shoot-out and the Brazil defender then missed his spot-kick to send Croatia into the last four.


Dominik Livakovic, who was the standout performer and made 11 saves in the 120 minutes before the shoot-out, had saved Rodrygo's first effort, with Neymar not taking a penalty as the favourites were sent packing.

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