In the quarterfinals, Croatia caused a huge surprise by defeating 'championship candidate' Brazil in a penalty shoot-out.

Argentina also advanced to the semi-finals after beating the Netherlands after a fierce battle that lasted until a penalty shootout.

This is Reporter Lee Seong-hoon.


Croatia won the 2018 Russia Tournament from the round of 16 to the semifinals and the round of 16 against Japan in overtime or penalty shootout.

Ribakovic's goalkeeper blocked 11 shots on target, and his sharp counterattack chilled Brazil's heart.

In the first half of extra time, Brazil gave up the opening goal to Neymar, but in the 12th minute of the second half of extra time, Petkovic scored a heavenly equalizer and drove it to a penalty shootout.

Ribakovic, who sank Japan in the penalty shootout in the round of 16, saved Brazil's No. 1 kicker, Rodrygo's shot, and all four players broke through the walls of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson, who is famous for blocking penalties.

Brazil's fourth kicker Markinhos' shot hit the goal post and Croatia's cataclysm was completed.

Croatia, the runner-up in the last tournament, succeeded in advancing to the semifinals for the second time in a row, and coach Chichi of Brazil, who failed to challenge for the first championship in 20 years, immediately resigned.


Argentina advanced to the semi-finals after beating the Netherlands in a penalty shoot-out.

Argentina's leading star Messi helped Molina's opening goal with a perfect through pass in the 35th minute of the first half, followed by a penalty kick in the right corner of the goal in the 28th minute of the second half, but Dutch substitute Begorst followed up with a header pursuit goal in the 38th minute of the second half. , in the 11th minute of extra time in the second half, they scored a golden equalizer, sending the match into overtime.

At the end of the second half of extra time, Argentine Fernández's shot hit the post, resulting in a penalty shootout.

Argentina's goalkeeper Martinez blocked consecutive shots from the Dutch kicker's first and second kickers, and Argentena secured the victory with four successful shots, starting with kicker Messi's first.

Argentina will face Croatia on the 14th for a place in the final.