Tenacity and penalties, keys to Croatia’s deep World Cup run


              Brazil's Marquinhos is dejected after failing to score from the penalty spot as Croatia's players celebrate winning the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/)
            
              Brazil's Marquinhos reacts after the penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
            
              Brazil's Neymar reacts after they were defeated by Croatia after the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
            
              Brazil's Neymar reacts after the penalty shootout besides Brazil's goalkeeper Ederson at the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Croatia's xoach Zlatko Dalic celebrates his team's victory over Brazil in a penalty shootout during a World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Players of Croatia's celebrate defeating Brazil in a penalty shootout during a World Cup quarterfinal soccer match at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Brazil's Marquinhos is dejected after failing to score from the penalty spot as Croatia's players celebrate winning the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
            
              Brazil's Marquinhos, right, reacts as Croatian players celebrate after their win in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Brazil's Neymar is embraced by Brazil's Raphinha at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              A Brazil soccer fan reacts at the end of the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Brazil players react after they were defeated by Croatia after the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
            
              Brazil players react after their loss in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match against Croatia, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic, top left, and teammates celebrate after their win in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match against Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Croatia team celebrate after the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
            
              Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal besides Croatia's Josip Juranovic during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
            
              Croatia's Bruno Petkovic celebrates scoring his side's opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
            
              Croatia's goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic celebrates his team victory over Brazil after the penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Croatia and Brazil, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
            
              Neymar sits on the pith after Brazil's lost against Croatia in a penalty shootout in a World Cup quarterfinal soccer matchat the Education City Stad ium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Tenacity and penalties, keys to Croatia’s deep World Cup run