21:45  ,  December 5, 2022

World Cup 2022: Croatia beat Japan in penalty shootout (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

In the 1/8 finals of the World Cup vice-champion Croatia defeated Japan 3-1 in a penalty shootout to advance to the quarterfinals. The main and extra time of the match ended with the score 1-1.

The Croats responded to a goal by 25-year-old Celtic forward Daizen Maeda (video) with a precise shot by 33-year-old London Tottenham forward Ivan Perisic (video).

Croatia will play the winner of the Brazil-Morocco match in the quarterfinals. The game will start at 23:00 Yerevan time.

World Cup 2022, 1/8 finals

Japan vs Croatia 1-1 (on penalties 1-3)

Daizen Maeda, 43 - Ivan Perisic, 56

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