Qatar 2022: Tite resigns while Croatia surprises Brazil
Agentina beat the Netherlands on penalties to clinch the semi-final spot Croatia pulled off a stunning upset in the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals, defeating favorites Brazil in a thrilling shootout yesterday at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Doha. Brazil was the clear favorite to win the current world cup, but was crushed under the weight of its own history.
Croatia registered just three shots, none on target, during the first 45 minutes.
Brazil totaled five shot attempts, with three on the mark.
Brazil’s Vinicius Jr., Richarlison and Neymar provided the most consistent threats early on.
Croatia used a defensive stance for most of regulation time, resulting in limited offensive threats.
Brazil threatened again with a shot attempt early in the second half, but the Croats held on.
The trauma and pressure of defeat were written on the faces of the players, with almost all of them collapsing and crying after Marquinhos’s blow.