Brazil striker Neymar said the defeat feels like a nightmare . Brazil scored through a Neymar record goal in extra time to defeat Croatia 4-2 .
Qatar: (Qatar)-December 10 : Following his side's exit from the current FIFA World Cup in Qatar after losing to Croatia, Brazil striker Neymar said the defeat feels like a nightmare.Croatia defeated Brazil 4-2 to keep their clean sheet in penalty shootouts at the World Cup and advance to the semifinals on Friday in a nail-biting encounter at the Education City Stadium.It's almost like a nightmare.It is difficult to believe this is happening, Neymar told Sky Sports.Right now, it is difficult to talk about it.It would be too havety to come here and say that this is it, but I cannot promise anything.I do need to take some time to think about it.I am not closing any doors, but I'm also not saying 100% that I want to be back, he said.After two hours of play, the two teams could not be separated because both scored in the extra time. In the 105th minute, the forward scored his 77th goal for his country, equaling Peles' record.Croatia defeated Brazil in the semi-finals in the 117th minute after finding the equalizer from Bruno Petkovic's boot, sending their fans into a frenzied descent.Brazils Marquinhos and Rodrygo missed their penalty kicks in the shootout, but Croatia fought hard to overcome their opponents, who also won the tournament's semi-final with goalkeeper Dominik Livakovi.Brazil came out with a much more offensive style in the second half as they attempted to break the deadlock.They had upped the ante and created a number of opportunities but failed to convert them as the opportunities went begging. Brazil and Croatia struggled to create clear chances after a strong start to the second half, but Livakovic missed all of their shots to deny the five-time champions a goal.In the first minutes of the game, Brazilian forwards Vinicius and Neymar made some quick runs into the Croatian box.Vinicius even got close to the Croatian goalpost in the 4th minute with a long-range kick to make his first save of the season.Both camps had some moments when players made some poor choices. Croatia won the first corner of the match in the 14th minute, but the European team was unable to make a lot of money out of it.In the 19th minute, Brazil scored a shot at the Brazil goal, but it could not find a way past the Brazillian defense, with Croatia absorbing Brazil's offensive pressure and putting out quick counterattacks whenever necessary.Vinicius displayed a great deal of skill throughout the half, giving his team a chance to break apart.