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If Argentina are to win a third World Cup, with Lionel Messi and his teammates seeking their first, they must first overcome a nation that is equally hungry, in the form of Netherlands, in the quarter-finals.

Netherlands have been runners-up at a World Cup three times, most recently in 2010 before they were eliminated by Argentina on penalties in the 2014 semi-finals – then failed to qualify in 2018.

Netherlands, with Louis van Gaal in his third spell in charge, topped their group in Qatar before beating USA in the last 16, while Argentina also topped their pool before defeating Australia.

The winners here will face Brazil or Croatia in the semi-finals.

Follow all the action with our live blog below, after the conclusion of Croatia vs Brazil:


Croatia defeat Brazil 4-2 on penalties



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Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:52


Croatia defeat Brazil 4-2 on penalties

What a brilliant victory for Croatia. They came into the match with a gameplan and executed almost flawlessly. Neymar’s fantastic goal almost sent Brazil into the next round but Bruno Petkovic secured an equaliser and Croatia made it through the penalty shootout.

Croatia are into the World Cup semi-finals for the second tournament in a row. Incredible.

Brazil, the favourites to win the competition, are out.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:50


Penalties: Croatia 4-2 Brazil

MISS! Marquinhos hits the post! Croatia win! They’re into the World Cup semi-finals and Brazil have been knocked out.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:47


Penalties: Croatia 4-2 Brazil

GOAL! Mislav Orsic hits the side netting to stop Alisson from getting to the ball! Marquinhos has to score or else Brazil are out!

Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:46


Penalties: Croatia 3-2 Brazil

GOAL! A skip and a stutter from Pedro sends Livakovic diving to the left before Pedro slides the ball in the other direction.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:45


Penalties: Croatia 3-1 Brazil

GOAL! Luka Modric follows Casemiro into the corner but Alisson dove the opposite way. Croatia are perfect so far.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:44


Penalties: Croatia 2-1 Brazil

GOAL! Emphatic. Casemiro drills his spot kick into the bottom left-hand corner. Livakovic dove the correct way but couldn’t reach it.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:44


Penalties: Croatia 2-0 Brazil

GOAL! Another one down the middle from Croatia. Lovro Majer converts to double Croatia’s lead.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:43


Penalties: Croatia 1-0 Brazil

SAVE! Rodrygo hits his penalty to the goalkeeper’s left and Dominik Livakovic leaps across and palms it away! It’s another save from Croatia’s goalkeeper.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:42


Penalties: Croatia 1-0 Brazil

GOAL! Nikola Vlasic is up first for Croatia and bombs his penalty straight down the middle.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 17:41

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