World Cup 2022 LIVE: Brazil vs Croatia score and updates from quarter-final – Neymar and Richarlison start quarter-final today


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Brazil’s bid for a record-extending sixth World Cup trophy sees them take on Croatia in the quarter-finals in Qatar today.

The Selecao have not reached a final since their last triumph, in 2002, while Croatia were runners-up in Russia four years ago, falling to France at the last hurdle.

Brazil qualified atop their group in Qatar, setting up a last-16 clash with South Korea, whom Tite’s side tore apart 6-1 with one of the performances of the tournament so far. Meanwhile, Croatia finished second in their group and scraped past Japan on penalties in the round of 16.

The winner of this quarter-final will play Argentina or Netherlands in the semi-finals.

Follow all the action with our live blog below


Croatia 0-0 Brazil

15 mins: Brazil haven’t kicked into life yet. They’ve stepped up the tempo of their passing after that missed chance from Perisic and look to get into the box from the right.

An overhit through ball is too strong for anyone to get to and it rolls behind for a goal kick.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:16


Croatia 0-0 Brazil

12 mins: Chance! Josip Juranovic drives down the right side of the pitch and comes inside before knocking the ball out wide to Mario Pasalic. He whips a teasing cross into the box and almost sets up the opening goal but Ivan Perisic misses the ball as he tries to turn it towards the target.

That was a good effort from Croatia.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:15


Croatia 0-0 Brazil

9 mins: This is decent work from Croatia. Brazil haven’t started anywhere near as quickly as they did against South Korea but that is probably down to the more clinical talent in the Croatia team.

Perisic brings the ball down the left wing and swings in a cross but it goes over Mario Pasalic who is the only European inside the penalty area.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:10


Croatia 0-0 Brazil

6 mins: Luka Modric looks to get Croatia up the pitch and flicks a fine pass over to the right wing where Josip Juranovic storms down the line. He brings the ball under control before knocking a diagonal pass over to the opposite side of the box.

Ivan Perisic leaps towards the ball but Eder Militao beats him in the air and wins a free kick as Perisic bungles him to ground with his late arrival.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:08


Croatia 0-0 Brazil

3 mins: Chance! Brazil take control of the ball and pass it around confidently forcing Croatia to drop deep into their own half. Vinicius Junior looks to put a cross into the box and knocks over Marcelo Brozovic who blocks the pass.

The ball rebounds back to Vinicius Jr who checks to the right and whips a shot straight into the arms of Dominik Livakovic.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:06


Kick off: Croatia 0-0 Brazil

Croatia get the match started. A World Cup semi-final awaits for the winner of today’s encounter, who will get there?

The ball is sent long and won by the Brazilian backline. They send it up towards Richarlison who knocks the ball out of play trying to bring it under control.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:01


Croatia vs Brazil

The players make their way out onto the pitch at the Education City Stadium and the national anthems are played. First Croatia’s and then Brazil’s.

There’s a loud cheer and a round of applause at the end of Brazil’s national anthem.

All the players look determined and focused. Kick off is up next…

Michael Jones9 December 2022 14:56


Croatia vs Brazil

Less than 10 minutes to go until kick off now but which way is this game going to go?

Brazil are favourites but Croatia are dogged and will stick in their until the very end.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 14:52


Brazil’s lucky charm?

Brazil have lost just one of 58 matches in which Neymar has scored. That defeat was a friendly against Germany back in 2011.

Neymar scored a penalty against South Korea last time out. Will he get on the scoresheet once again toady?

(Getty Images)

Michael Jones9 December 2022 14:46


World Cup: The best moments so far from Lionel Messi magic and shock upsets to group stage drama

There have been moments of inspiration from star players, including Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, as well as sublime team goals scored by the Netherlands and Brazil. England have also impressed and are the tournament’s top scorers heading into the quarter-finals, with Gareth Southgate’s side facing France on Saturday.

Morocco produced the result of the last-16 as they upset Spain on penalties, and will look to become the first African team to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup when they take on Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo has already made history by becoming the first man to score in five World Cups, while Argentina look to be on a collision course with Brazil in what is Messi’s final World Cup.

Here are some of the best moments of the World Cup so far, as nominated by The Independent’s writers.

World Cup: The best moments so far

Amid controversy and continued human rights concerns surrounding Fifa and Qatar off the pitch, it’s been an exhilarating ride so far on it

Michael Jones9 December 2022 14:42

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