WC Roundup: Brazil ease into quarter-finals to meet Croatia

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    Five-time champions Brazil waltzed into the 2022 World Cup quarter-finals after a commanding win over South Korea.

    Brazil got goals from Vinícius Júnior, Neymar, Richarlison and Lucas Paquetá.

    Korea hit back with a consolation goal once through a brilliant Paik Seung-ho volley in the 76th minute.

    Brazil’s win set up a quarter-final meeting with the 2018 World Cup runners-up Croatia who beat Japan earlier today.

    Japan took the lead when Daizen Maeda stabbed home after a corner in the 43rd minute but in the 55th minute, Ivan Perišić headed Croatia level.

    Scores remained level despite extra-time.

    Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livaković then turned hero saving three of Japan’s penalties in the shootout which Croatia won 3-1.