Ghost of the Quarter Finals comes back to haunt Brazil at the FIFA World Cup | Football News

They were the surprise finalists in Russia 2018 and Luka Modric and his jovial Croatian team also wowed everyone in Qatar, this time in the quarterfinals.
In this tournament’s biggest disappointment, Croatia knocked out five-time champions and heavyweights ahead of the tournament Brazil eliminated from the World Cup after winning the quarter-finals 4-2 on penalties.
Brazil played well and is indeed on their way to an easy semi-final spot Neymar scored a beautiful goal in the first extra time in the 106th minute to give Brazil a 1-0 lead. With this achievement, he also equals Pele’s all-time goalscoring record for Brazil of 77 goals.
But only about 10 minutes later, Petkovic made it 1-1 with Croatia’s unbelievable first shot on target. And the match entered a penalty shootout.
In the end, Brazil was heartbroken when Croatia won 4-2 on penalties. The Samba boys’ wait for the World Cup championship continues. The last time they won the World Cup trophy was in 2002. In fact, Brazil was the last South American team to win the World Cup.
What’s hard to believe is that the quarter-finals appear to be the most successful bogey round in the history of the tournament. In the last 5 tournaments, Brazil has fallen in the quarterfinals 4 times.
Here’s a quick look at Brazil’s results in the five most recent editions of world football championshipincluding what’s happening in Qatar:
2022: Lost to Croatia in the quarter-finals 2-4 on penalties after drawing 1-1
2018: Lost to Belgium in the quarterfinals 1-2 within the allotted time
2014: About Wednesday
2010: Lost to the Netherlands in the quarterfinals 1-2 within the allotted time
2006: Lost to France in the quarterfinals 0-1 within the allotted time
Overall, since the first World Cup in 1930, Brazil has been eliminated in the quarterfinals six times. Selecao failed to reach the quarterfinals in these seasons – 1956, 1986, 2006, 2010, 2018 and 2022.


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