The first penalty shootout of the 2022 World Cup ended up eliminating Japan in a game against Croatia. With the result, the European team faces the winner of Brazil x South Korea in the quarterfinals.
In normal game time, plus extra time, Japan and Korea ended up tied 1-1, with goals from Maeda and Ivan Perisic, respectively.
But the real star of the game was the Croatian goalkeeper, Livakovic, who saved three kicks and surpassed Mizamino, Mitoma and Yoshida. Or was it Japan just too lazy to score?
As the meme below recalls, at least one group was saddened by the elimination of the Asian team: the Qatar stadium cleaning team. Japanese people went viral during the World Cup for picking up their own garbage at the end of each match.
Make no mistake. The original video is below:
Even with the defeat, Brazilians did not fail to praise the Japanese team —responsible for taking Germany out of the championship and avenging, a little more, that eternal 7-1 in Mineirão (Belo Horizonte), in 2014 .
Also because soon Brazil seeks victory against South Korea. And, in a Cup of zebras, anything can happen.
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