- SOCCER WORLD CUP
Croatia, Argentina power through on penalties
15:22 JST, December 10, 2022
AL RAYYAN, Qatar — Croatia knocked out powerhouse Brazil to advance to the semifinals with its second straight win in a penalty shootout, and Argentina also needed a shootout to make the last four for the first time since 2014 on a thrilling day of soccer Friday at the World Cup in Qatar.
Croatia, following up its win over Japan on penalties in the round-of-16, outshot the favored Brazilians after the two teams played to a 1-1 draw, with both goals coming in extra time.
Four hours later in Lusail, Qatar, Argentina ousted the Netherlands in a shootout after a 2-2 draw to earn a semifinal clash with Croatia, the losing finalist at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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