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Brazil lost on penalties in the World Cup Quarterfinals despite being the tournament favorite and Argentina narrowly defeated the Netherlands to keep Lionel Messi’s World Cup dream alive.

FIFA World Cup 2022 again continues to send the shockwaves. Brazil becoming defeated in the penalties-nobody had seen it coming.

Ten minutes before halftime, Messi assisted Nahuel Molina in scoring the game’s first goal. He then added the second goal from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute after Denzel Dumfries fouled Marcos Acuna. Messi appeared to have propelled Argentina into a matchup with Brazil’s opponents Croatia in the round of eight.

Shockwaves continue in the World Cup: Brazil out and Argentina to the semis
Croatia players celebrating after giving the upset to Brazil

Wout Weghorst, a substitute, spearheaded a remarkable comeback by scoring twice in Louis van Gaal’s final game as the Dutch coach, the second coming after an outrageous free-kick routine 11 minutes into stoppage time.

Rodrygo, who was taking his team’s first penalty kick, was stopped by the great Dominik Livakovic, and Marquinhos’ pivotal fourth attempt hit the post. Croatia, who were defeated in the finals four years ago, scored on all four of their penalty kicks.

Lionel Messi celebrates after Argentina managed to win 4-3 on penalty shootout

The Croatian team ran to celebrate with their goalie as the ball bounced over the woodwork, while the Brazil players fell to the ground, realizing their hopes of winning a sixth championship were over.

After a riveting 90 minutes, Neymar’s thunderous effort to tie Brazil’s “official” men’s goalscoring record gave Tite’s team hope that they had won it in extra time. Nobody saw the shockwaves coming after that goal.

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