World Cup: Croatia to face Argentina in semi-finals after two dramatic penalty shootouts

ITV News' Chloe Keedy spoke to Brazil fans following their loss

Argentina and Croatia will face each other in the World Cup semi-finals after they each went into penalties and achieved nail-biting victories.

Brazil were expected to win at Education City Stadium tonight, but were humbled as the first 90 minutes passed with no goals being scored.

A deadlock breaking goal by Neymar at 105 minutes was quickly matched by an equaliser with just four minutes of extra time.

For the Paris St Germain star, this was even more reason to celebrate, as he had equalled Pele’s Brazil scoring record of 77.

Ederson and Thiago Silva comfort Neymar after Brazil's crushing defeat. Credit: AP

The penalty shootout that ensured saw Brazil's Marquinhos hit the post, and Dominik Livakovic saved Rodrygo’s spot-kick as Croatia won 4-2 – with star man Neymar never even taking a penalty.

That same evening, Argentina's showdown with the Netherlands at Qatar's Lusail Stadium played out in a similar way.

A goal by Lionel Messi at 35 minutes, followed a penalty at 73 minutes, brought the captain closer to finally winning a World Cup.

The Netherlands bounced back thanks to Wout Weghorst, who buried a near-post header at the 83 minute mark, then scored again in the 100th minute.

However, the side's luck eventually ran out, after two missed opportunities in a penalty shootout allowed Argentina to secure victory.

Argentina's goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez celebrates with Lautaro Martinez. Credit: AP

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