The sky fell on the heads of the Auriverdes supporters this Friday night on the garden of the Training Metropolis Stadium. Certainly, Brazil, after a shot on objective from Marquinhos despatched to the left submit, got here out of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after their elimination within the penalty shootout in opposition to Croatia (1-1, 4- 2 on tab), customary penalties to resolve a match after having dismissed Japan within the eighth in the identical means. One of many favorites for the ultimate crowning of this twenty second version of the world event subsequently leaves the emirate by the again door regardless of an illustration on the earlier stage in opposition to South Korea (4-1).
Nonetheless, after 90 minutes throughout which they’d been jostled by a playful and impactful checkerboard group, Tite’s males had managed to deceive an imperial Dominik Livakovic earlier than the opener (10 saves, then an eleventh within the 120+2nd ) by means of Neymar, following an excellent collective motion. Nonetheless, Bruno Petković took benefit of the slight deviation from Marquinhos on his restoration to place the 2 groups on an equal footing and permit his group to compete for the penalty shoot-out, received by the band at Zlatko Dalic due to a final rampart as soon as once more decisive (1 stoppage in opposition to Rodrygo, after 3 saves in opposition to the Japanese).
Thiago Silva’s final competitors?
Indeniable holder of the Brazilian central hinge alongside his former teammate at PSG Marquinhos, Thiago Silva (38), rated 5.5 by our editorial employees, doesn’t cover his disappointment after this untimely exit, in opposition to a deserving Croatia in line with him: “In soccer, we’re topic to what the opposite group does, we had been up in opposition to a top quality group. Perhaps we may have been higher at occasions, we aren’t used to conceding counterattacks of this high quality. We turned the ball and that’s the place we had been stunned, it’s a disgrace. Regardless of the unhappiness, we have now to maneuver ahead and I’m pleased with my teammates. That’s soccer”he confided to the microphone of bein Sports activities.
For his third elimination within the quarter-finals in 4 editions, the Chelsea defender admits half-heartedly that this Qatari World Cup may nicely be his final contested competitors with Verde-Amarela: “tough to search out the phrases, to console oneself. I’ve already skilled disappointments with the Seleção and in my private life. While you miss such an essential objective, it hurts. However we have now to recover from it, increase our heads, we have now no alternative. As quickly as I fell, I bought up. As a participant, we’ll see what is going to occur, possibly I received’t have a possibility like this anymore and I’ll be anticipated in different features…” A web page that ought to flip within the historical past of the Seleção…