Goalie Livakovic, the hero! Japan beaten in shootout, Croatia enter quarters | As it happened

Dominik Livakovic
Croatia's shootout hero Dominik Livakovic (left) celebrates after saving Maya Yoshida's (right) crucial kick for Japan. Photo: Reuters

Al Wakrah, Qatar: At the end of a punishing 120 minutes of football that ended 1-1, Croatia edged Japan 3-1 in shootout to reach the quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup here. Goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was Croatia's hero with three saves in shootou. Daizen Maeda (43) and Ivan Perisic (55) had scored for Japan and Croatia during regulation time.

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  • 1 month ago

    Thank you

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    Hope you enjoyed the live updates. Please come back later for Brazil vs South Korea.

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  • 1 month ago

    What a shootout we have had. Feel sorry for Japan. They were brilliant. Penalties are cruel.

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  • 1 month ago

    Croatia through to the quarterfinals.

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  • 1 month ago

    Dominik Livakovic -- Croatia's hero. Saved three penalties.

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  • 1 month ago

    PASALIC steps up and scores. Croatia beat Japan in penalties. 3-1 they do it in shootout

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  • 1 month ago

    DOMINIK LIVAKOVIC THE HERO

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  • 1 month ago

    SAVED. JAPAN DENIED. YOSHIDA DENIED.  

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  • 1 month ago

    Misses. Livaja misses. Hits the post. Japan have a lifeline. Croatia lead 2-1

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  • 1 month ago

    Livaja up next for Croatia. Will he score?

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Teams
Japan:
Shuichi Gonda, Shogo Taniguchi, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Maya Yoshida, Yuto Nagatomo, Wataru Endo, Ritsu Doan, Hidemasa Morita, Junya Ito, Daichi Kamada, Daizen Maeda
Croatia: Dominik Livakovic, Borna Barisic, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Lovren, Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramaric, Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Bruno Petkovic, Josko Gvardiol, Josip Juranovic

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