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Croatia winning against Brazil, one of the best footaball teams
Penalty shoots leading Croatia to its victory in a match with Brazil, Qatar 2022.
The first Croatian penalty shooter was Nikola Vlašić - a younger brother of Blanka Vlašić (former Croatian high-jumper).
Celebration of Croatian team
Interview of Dejan Lovren
Neymar with a Croatian child
Croatia, opponents should know by now, does not exit the World Cup without a fight. The Brazilians got a late goal. The Croatians answered with an even later one scored by Bruno Petković (born in the city of Metković). The game went to a penalty-kick shootout. And only then, with eight quick kicks breaking a tie after 120 minutes could not, was it over. Croatia was heading to the semifinals. (The New York Times. Croatian coach Zlatko Dalić: "We have a strong character and we do not give up. We were prepared for everything today. We knew that as the game unfolded, our chances would improve."
Dominik Livakovic, Borna Sosa, Ivan Perisic, Dejan Lovren, Mateo Kovacic, Andrej Kramaric,
Luka Modric, Marcelo Brozovic, Mario Pasalic, Josko Gvardiol, Josip Juranovic
Alisson, Eder Militao, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Danilo, Casemiro,
Lucas Paqueta, Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Raphinha, Richarlison
Zlatko Dalić, manager of Croatian representation, dedicated this vicotry
to Croatian defenders in the Homeland War of the 1990s.
Josip Juranović, a young Croatian player
Professor Slobodan Prosperov Novak, providing surprising insights to the history playing with ball (football?)
on the streets of Croatian cities and towns during the Renaissance time, and even during Antiquity