After 90 minutes of regular time and 30 minutes of extra time, there is nothing to separate Japan and Croatia in the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup. Japan struck first on a goal from Daizen Maeda before halftime but the 2018 runners-up equalized on a header from Ivan Perisic. With neither team able to break the 1-1 tie after 120 minutes, the 2022 World Cup will see penalty kicks for the first time.
We’ll be updating all the penalty kicks from Japan vs Croatia here, and providing video as it comes in.
Japan vs. Croatia penalty kicks recap
Croatia win 3-1 in penalties! Livakovic made three saves and is the hero of the shootout for the 2018 runners-up, who now advance to the quarterfinal round. Mario Pasalic had the winning goal for Croatia in the shootout.
Livaković does it again!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 5, 2022
Croatia: ✅✅❌ pic.twitter.com/E2P4GYm0g0
2-1 Croatia and there’s some drama now! Asano hits his penalty but Croatia’s third attempt goes off the post. Japan are still alive here!
Croatia misses it's third— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 5, 2022
Croatia: ✅✅❌ pic.twitter.com/BAFnt1MZZZ
Japan Makes its third!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 5, 2022
Croatia: ✅✅ pic.twitter.com/T8kW9mqNrF
2-0 Croatia as Brozovic puts his shot in. It’s not looking good for Japan here.
Croatia makes its second!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 5, 2022
Croatia: ✅✅ pic.twitter.com/jzm9RZmlSX
BLOCKED AGAIN!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 5, 2022
Croatia: ✅ pic.twitter.com/Gc2cqL2Mrq
1-0 Croatia as Nikola Vlasic puts his shot through. Livakovic makes another save! It’s 1-0 Croatia still but the 2018 runners-up have the advantage now.
Croatia drains its first penalty!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 5, 2022
Croatia: ✅ pic.twitter.com/V6L35SweB5
Takumi Minamino goes first and MISSES! It’s a great save from the Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic!
BLOCKED! The first penalty from Japan is saved!— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 5, 2022
It looks like Japan have won the coin toss and will be kicking first. It typically helps the team that goes first, as it puts more pressure on the team going second.