World Cup 2022 LIVE: Brazil vs Croatia score and updates from quarter-final at Education City Stadium 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

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Croatia 0-0 Brazil

39 mins: Quick footwork from Vinicius Junior sees him shifts the ball away Brozovic and draw the midfielder into a foul on the edge of the box.

There’s an opportunity here for Brazil to open the scoring. Neymar and Raphinha stand over the set piece. Who’ll take this one?

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:42

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Croatia 0-0 Brazil

36 mins: Croatia are dominating the midfield contest with Luka Modric shifting the ball around the pitch at will. It’s a problem for Brazil who haven’t been able to effectively link up during their transitions.

The game is going Croatia’s way at the minute.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:40

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Croatia 0-0 Brazil

33 mins: Juranovic has to scramble in order to clear the ball out of his own penalty area after a cross targeting Richarlison comes over to him. Vinicius Jr is onto the defender quickly but he manages to scoop it over the winger and send the ball out for a throw in.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:36

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30 mins: Brozovic is the next man to pick up a yellow card after Neymar dinks the ball past him and looks to sprint towards the box. The Croatian midfielder grabs Neymar’s shirt and yanks him back right in front of the the referee.

That’s a brazen move from Brozovic which doesn’t go unpunished.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:33

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27 mins: Modric’s delivery from the free kick is easily cleared by Brazil who quickly sweep up the pitch. Brozovic leans on Vinicius Jr as the winger receives the ball forcing the Brazilian to the deck.

The resultant free kick comes into the penalty area but doesn’t trouble the Croatian defence.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:29

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24 mins: Brazil win a corner and swing the set piece into the area. Kovacic wins it in the air and nods it away before Modric is brought down and wins his team a free kick.

Croatia work the ball over to Juranovic who is hit by a high challenge from Danilo. The Brazilian goes in the book for his tackle and Croatia have the chance to get the ball into the box.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:25

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21 mins: Chance! Lovely work from Vinicius Jr. He receives the ball on the left wing and drives up to the side of the box before cutting inside of Josip Juranovic.

He can’t gets past the defender so plays a quick one-two with Richarlison to move into a more central area and fizzing a shot at goal that Josko Gvardiol gets in front of.

The ball comes bobbling over to Neymar who shifts it into space and sends a shot of his own into the hands of Livakovic.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:22

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18 mins: Croatia turnover possession and work the ball into midfield. Luka Modric sends it up the pitch before the ball comes against to Mateo Kovacic.

He touches it up to the edge of the box and shoots but his effort is stopped just inside the area.

Michael Jones9 December 2022 15:20

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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

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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

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