AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic saved three penalty kicks in his team's 3-1 win over Japan in a shootout at the World Cup on Monday, securing a return to the quarterfinals for the runner-up in the 2018 tournament.
Mario Pasalic converted the clinching penalty for Croatia after the teams were tied at 1-1 after extra time
Livakovic saved penalties from Takumi Minamino, Kaoru Mitomo and Maya Yoshida.
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