Croatia tonight defeated Japan in the knockout round to book a spot for themselves in the quarter-final of the World Cup. The game which lingered into extra time following a 1-1 full-time draw saw Croatia advance after the shoot-out.
scored Japan’s goal in the first half, and Ivan Perišić responded with an equalizer in the 55th minute.
Japan missed three of their four penalties, while Croatia scored three from their four.
Croatia will battle the winner of tonight’s encounter, which will be between Brazil and South Korea.