Japan v Croatia goes to extra time

Daizen Maeda celebrates scoring their first goal in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Monday.

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.

Croatia’s Ivan Perisic scores their first goal past Japan’s Shuichi Gonda in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on Monday.

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.