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Japan 1-1 Croatia (1-3) – World Cup 2022 LIVE: Livakovic the hero after saving three penalties to send Modric and co through into quarter-finals and set up clash with Brazil or South Korea as Japanese hearts are broken – commentary from Qatar, goal updates and reaction

Dominik Livakovic saved three penalties to help Croatia edge past Japan in a shootout after a 1-1 draw to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.

Livakovic kept out spot-kicks from Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitoma and Maya Yoshida before Mario Pasalic kept his composure to break Japanese hearts.

Japan had been on course for victory following Celtic forward’s Daizen Maeda goal before Tottenham’s Ivan Perisic struck to send the game the distance.

Croatia, beaten in the final by France four years ago, will now face either tournament favourites Brazil or South Korea in the last eight.