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

By JAMES ROBSON
AP Soccer Writer

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The magnitude of Croatia’s win against Brazil wasn’t lost on its coach Zlatko Dalić. He said that to reach to reach back-to-back World Cup semifinals was “unimaginable.” The runner-up from 2018 is going deep again in Qatar after defeating Neymar and Co. 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw through extra time at Education City Stadium on Friday.

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