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Japan vs Croatia live score, FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar: Croatia edge out Japan 4-2 on penalties

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 05, 2022 23:31 IST

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23:31 (IST)5 DEC 2022

So that's it for this one. We will head over to Brazil v South Korea to bring you all the action. Join us there. 

23:29 (IST)5 DEC 2022

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23:28 (IST)5 DEC 2022

We will leave you with a couple of tweets.

23:28 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Tears from the Japanese players and fans. So tough to see.

23:22 (IST)5 DEC 2022

STAT courtesy BBC: Croatia's record in World Cup penalty shootouts is 3/3. They beat both Denmark and Russia in 2018 in the last 16 and quarter-finals.

Japan's is 0/2. They also lost to Paraguay in 2010.

23:21 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Three saves from Dominik Livakovic and he made himself really big. Japan's penalties meanwhile were poor and they have to go out in the round of 16 again. A terrific tournament for them but sadly it comes to an end. They took the lead again but Perisic's equaliser brought Croatia back and from then both sides did not want to make an error - which eventually took us to penalties.

23:14 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Heartbreak for Japan as they exit in the round of 16. Dominik Livakovic the hero for Croatia. They are heading to the quarter-finals.

23:13 (IST)5 DEC 2022

CROATIA WIN! PENALTY SCORED BY Mario Pasalic! Japan 2 Croatia 4. That's it. Croatia win and are through. Pasalic sends Gondo the wrong way with a penalty into the corner to his left. Croatia celebrate.

23:13 (IST)5 DEC 2022

PENALTY SAVED BY Dominik Livakovic! Japan 2 Croatia 3. Livakovic saves again. Dives low and to his right to get a big hand and keeps this out from Maya Yoshida.

23:12 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Japan still in this here.

23:12 (IST)5 DEC 2022

PENALTY MISSED BY Marko Livaja! Japan 2 Croatia 3. Way too casual from Livaja as he strikes the post to Gondo's right. Japan still have hope.

23:11 (IST)5 DEC 2022

PENALTY SCORED BY Takuma Asano! Japan 2 Croatia 3. Japan finally score one. Asano side-foots to the left as the goalie dives the other way.

23:11 (IST)5 DEC 2022

PENALTY SCORED BY Marcelo Brozovic! Japan 1 Croatia 3. As cool as you like from the veteran. Straight down the middle and he scores.

23:10 (IST)5 DEC 2022

PENALTY SAVED AGAIN BY Dominik Livakovic! Japan 1 Croatia 2. Livakovic with a save to his right this time, he is a big goalie and he dives to keep out Kaoru Mitoma's strike.

23:10 (IST)5 DEC 2022

PENALTY SCORED BY Nikola Vlasic! Japan 1 Croatia 2. Perfect penalty into the corner and beats Gondo diving the right way.

23:09 (IST)5 DEC 2022

PENALTY SAVED from Takumi Minamino! Japan 1 Croatia 1. Minamino was nervous as he let out a deep breath before stepping up, but it's a weak penalty and saved to his left by Livakovic. Advantage Croatia.

23:07 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Japan to kick first.

23:07 (IST)5 DEC 2022

All up to Shuichi Gonda and Dominik Livakovic - the keepers from both sides.

23:05 (IST)5 DEC 2022

So time for the dreaded penalty shootout. Who will turn out to be hero and villain? Let's find out.

23:04 (IST)5 DEC 2022

WE ARE GOING TO THE PENALTY SHOOTOUT!

23:04 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Second half of extra-time ends.

23:04 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Lovro Majer with the last kick of the game in 2nd half extra-time but drags it wide. Was a decent chances from outside the box.

22:59 (IST)5 DEC 2022

YELLOW CARD TO Borna Barisic for a clumsy tackle.

22:50 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Croatia with a further two changes: Mislav Orsic and Marko Livaja for Ivan Perisic and Ante Budimir who himself was a substitute.

22:47 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Second half of extra-time kicks off.

22:45 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Still 1-1 as both sides look tired and are playing for penalties.

22:45 (IST)5 DEC 2022

First half of extra-time ends!

22:43 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Kaoru Mitoma with a driving run from his own box but his shot is straight at Dominik Livakovic who punches clear.

22:37 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Couple of changes for Croatia: Lovro Majer and Nikola Vlasic replace Modric and Mateo Kovacic.

22:36 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Both sides get an extra substitution each in extra-time.

22:27 (IST)5 DEC 2022

First half of extra-time kicks off.

22:23 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Match heading to extra-time.

22:23 (IST)5 DEC 2022

FULL-TIME! Japan 1 Croatia 1. Perisic levelled for Croatia bringing the game level in the 55th minute. But no side managed a breakthrough in the following period. So the game heads into extra-time.

22:19 (IST)5 DEC 2022

4 minutes of added time.

22:18 (IST)5 DEC 2022

YELLOW CARD TO Mateo Kovacic for sliding in badly.

22:18 (IST)5 DEC 2022

STAT courtesy BBC: Ivan Perisic is the first player to score in three successive World Cup knockout stage matches since Diego Forlan and Wesley Sneijder (both in 2010).

22:15 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Japan make a change: Takumi Minamino is on for Ritsu Doan.

22:15 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Ivan Perisic crosses for Mario Pasalic, who heads wide.

22:08 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Sensational block from Ritsu Doan to prevent a Croatia player from firing at goal. That was desperate defending.

22:07 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Japan gift away the ball away to Perisic who has no support as he goes all alone and it takes a deflection to go wide.

22:06 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Hiroki Sakai for Daichi Kamada as Japan make a change.

21:59 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Croatia make a change: Andrej Kramaric comes off for Mario Pasalic.

21:59 (IST)5 DEC 2022

A chance for Croatia but Ante Budimir's header is wide of the near-post.

21:56 (IST)5 DEC 2022

STAT courtesy BBC: Ivan Perisic equals Davor Suker as Croatia's leading World Cup goalscorer with six each.

21:54 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Two changes for Japan: Asano and Mitoma replacing Nagatomo and Maeda.

21:52 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Fine save from Shuichi Gonda to keep out a volley from Luka Modric which was heading to the top corner.

21:50 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Croatia make a change: Bruno Petkovic off and Ante Budimir on.

21:49 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Ritsu Doan tries a left-footed strike from the edge of the box but lacks power and is straight at the keeper.

21:47 (IST)5 DEC 2022

Wataru Endo almost restores Japan's lead with a curler which Dominik Livakovic has to parry over the crossbar. That was dipping in.
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