Underdog Croatia advance to semi-finals after knocking Brazil out of FIFA World Cup

Neymar moves into a tie with legendary Pele as country's all-time leading scorer with 77 goals

10:58 PM | 9 Dec, 2022
Underdog Croatia advance to semi-finals after knocking Brazil out of FIFA World Cup
Source: @FIFAWorldCup/Twitter

AL RAYYAN – Brazil fans are in tears as underdog Croatia secured victory, knocking out Brazil from FIFA World Cup 4-2 on the penalty shoot-out.

Today's game is said to be a shock in the World Cup of surprises as confident Brazil had their last dance at the event after a thrilling encounter. 

Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic first saved Rodrygo's maidens penalty while Marquinhos hit the post to give Croatia a 4-2 shootout win. Both sides scored in extra time and went to penalty kicks, where Croatia outclassed Brazil. 

The game finished at 1-1 after the extra time as Croatia's Petkovic neutralized what was expected to be the match-winning goal from Neymar Jr at the brink of the first half of extra time.

Full confident Brazil and Croatia evenly locked horns throughout the game and put on a defiant show, restricting the other side from breaking the deadlock. The top-class defense took the match to enter extra time.

In today's game, prolific goalscorer and star player Neymar Jr has equalled Pele's record as the country's leading goalscorer after striking in extra time. He scored 77 goals in 124 matches for Brazil.

Earlier, Pele, who is in hospital battling cancer, etched his name in history books as he scored goals in 92 appearances.

With now Brazil moving out of the event, the winner of Argentina and the Netherlands' game will face off against Croatia on Friday.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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