Croatia beats Brazil: Press comments on the World Cup favorite for superstar Neymar on penalties in Qatar

That would have been more dramatic World Cup quarter-finals between Brazil and runners-up Croatia could hardly go.

After the Croatians were able to save themselves in extra time without a single shot on goal, Neymar seemed to have scored the much acclaimed winning goal in extra time (105 + 1). But shortly before the end, Croatia had an answer ready and, thanks to Bruno Petkovic (117th), forced a penalty shootout.

Brazil “followed its fate” in the decision, as the Brazilian news portal “UOL” wrote, and failed due to missed shots by Rodrygo and Marquinhos. Of course, the hymns of praise for the “Elfer hero” Livakovic could not be missing after his brilliant performance against Rodrygo.

The press comments on the quarter-final drama between Croatia and Brazil.

Press reviews from Brazil

Globo: “The dream is over! Brazil loses from the point and is kicked out at the World Cup.”

CCN Brasil: “Brazil are eliminated from the World Cup: Seleção fails against Croatia and shifts the balance of power.”

UOL: “Brazil follow their fate, lose to Croatia on penalties and are eliminated from the World Cup.”

Terra: “Brazil lose to Croatia on penalties and say goodbye to the dream of a sixth star.”

Press reviews from Croatia

Vecernji: “A night for history! Croatia sensationally eliminates Brazil on penalties and advances to the semifinals!”

HRT sports: “YES YES YES!!! Croatia is in the semi-finals of the World Cup!”

Silva on the World Cup: “Normally that wouldn’t have happened to us”

Press reviews from Germany

foosball: “Penalty shootout victory: Croatia knocks out Brazil and goes to World Cup semi-finals.”

sports picture: “Dance out! Neymar’s World Cup dream burst again”

Goal: “Crazy drama! Comeback Croatia throw Brazil out”

Press reviews from Italy

Gazzetta dello Sport: “Croatia, what a performance! Comeback against Brazil and drama on penalties – Semifinals!”

Corriere dello Sport: “Bang! Brazil are knocked out on penalties. Croatia are in the semifinals.”

tuttosport: “Croatia in the semifinals! Livakovic is promoted to the 911 hero again – Brazil are out.”

Press reviews from England

The Sun: “Cheer-Rio! Favorites Brazil eject in tears after heartbreaking loss to Croatia.”

DailyMail: “Neymar and co eliminated – Rodrygo and Marquinhos fail from the point and send home the title favorites.”

Press reviews from Spain:

Brand: “Look who’s dancing.”

Press reviews from Austria

Kronenzeitung: “Croatia’s ‘911 experts’ also kick Brazil out.”

Courier: “Croatia throws Brazil out of the World Cup: the hero was in goal.”

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Press reviews from Switzerland:

View: “Croatia plunges Brazil into the vale of tears.”

Daily indicator: “Brazil are out – Croatia’s new king is Livakovic.”

Press reviews from France

The team: “Croatia’s moment! Croatia pulls off the outstanding performance of knocking Brazil out of the World Cup quarter-finals.”

Le Monde: “Marquinhos’ miss puts Brazil on penalties.”

Liberation: “Brazil are being overtaken by Croatia.”

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