FIFA World Cup: Neymar diminished to tears as Brazil face quarter-final exit once more

FIFA World Cup: Neymar diminished to tears as Brazil face quarter-final exit once more
FIFA World Cup: Neymar diminished to tears as Brazil face quarter-final exit once more

FIFA World Cup 2022: Neymar was diminished to tears as he sank to the bottom after Brazil misplaced their quarter-final to Croatia on penalties. The PSG star scored a stunner however it was not sufficient for the 5-time champions

India Today Web Desk

New Delhi,UPDATED: Dec 10, 2022 00:02 IST

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Neymar was diminished to tears after Brazil bowed out in quarter-finals (AP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: The checkered shirts have been celebrating in delight. Zlatko Dalic’s males stored their desires alive. They wished their journey to proceed regardless of having come up towards 5-time champions Brazil as early because the quarter-final however the 2018 champions showcased the steely nerves that propelled them to the ultimate 4 years in the past in Russia.

Zlakot Dalic was proud, elated and stuffed with feelings. Croatia’s legendary midfielder Luka Modric will dwell to battle one other day in Qatar. The elation on his face was seen as he was embraced by his teammates.

Brazil vs Croatia: Highlights

At the opposite finish of the pitch, there was gloom. Neymar’s desires of profitable the large trophy in his third World Cup look was shattered to items. On a day when he equaled the legendary Pele’s all-time scoring file along with his 77th objective, the primary objective for Brazil, was diminished to tears.

Neymar sunk to the bottom and it took some effort from Thiago Silva to console the celebrity footballer.

Brazil followers on the Education City Stadium have been in shock as they weren’t capable of consider what transpired within the remaining quarter-hour of play and penalties that adopted as Rodrygo and Marquinhos missed their possibilities to present Croatia a 4-2 win on penalties.

Croatia gamers rejoice large win over Brazil (AP Photo)

NEYMAR’S MAGIC IN VAIN

Pele completed his profession with 3 World Cup titles, probably the most by a participant within the match historical past. But for Neymar, the wait extends. The 30-year-old took time to course of the shock earlier than he sank to the bottom, with tears rolling down.

Neymar preserved himself after scoring a objective of their win over Serbia. He picked up a knock and missed the subsequent two video games however he was again for the Round of 16 conflict towards South Korea. The Samba Boys ran riot and established their title credentials with a 4-1 win a few days in the past.

There was Samba magic on Friday as properly with Neymar was concerned in lovely one-twos with Rodrygo and Pedro earlier than developing with an ice-cool end to beat Livakovic, who was a rock between the sticks, within the first interval of additional time.

Neymar and Brazil thought they’d received it however it was not meant to be. When Fred tried to interrupt and provoke a transfer that might have given Brazil a 2-0 lead, their assault broke down.

Luka Modric despatched one flying up and Petkovic equalised with simply 3 minutes to the top of 120 minutes.

Croatia then got here out on prime within the shootout with Livakovic saving Rodrygo’s spot kick and Marquinos hitting the submit whereas Croatia slotted of their first 4 takes.

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