- SOCCER WORLD CUP
Japan v Croatia goes to extra time
1:50 JST, December 6, 2022
AL WAKRAH, Qatar, Dec 5 (Reuters) – The World Cup last-16 match between Japan and Croatia went to extra time with the scores level at 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes, after Ivan Perisic’s brilliant goal canceled out Daizen Maeda’s opener for Japan.
Perisic met Dejan Lovren’s cross with a powerful header to put Croatia level 10 minutes after the interval.
Maeda had given Japan the lead in the 43rd minute, firing home from close range after Ritsu Doan delivered an inswinging cross into the penalty area.
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