Croatia has beaten Japan 3-1 on penalties to book a spot in the quarter-finals of World Cup 2022.
The round of 16 match ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time.
Daizen Maeda put Japan ahead in the 43rd minute.
Within 55 minutes of playtime, Ivan Perišić got an equalizer for the Croatians.
The winner was to be determined through penalty shoot-outs after both teams could not score again.
The Croatian goalkeeper, Dominik Livakovic saved three of the penalty kicks from the Japanese.
Croatia progressed to the next stage of the World Cup 2022 after they successfully converted three of their penalty kicks.