Portugal won a classic against Uruguay that featured a 3 goal extra time. Brazil also required extra time to
see off Ghana, again there were 3 goals in the extra period. All 4 quarter finals were decided by a single goal
Goals from Danilo Pereira, Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo were enough to see off Brazil in the first semi-final.
The latter replied with goals from Douglas Costa and Neymar. In the second semi, Netherlands' run came to a halt
at the hands of Croatia. Perisic with 2 goals and Kramaric were the goalscorers, Robben with the consolation.
|* denotes After Extra Time |
Portugal's early lead through Andre Silva lasted until just after half time when Badelj equalised.
There were no more goals util extra time. Pjaca gave Croatia the lead in the 96th minute before Rakitic's
last minute clincher guaranteed the trophy for Croatia.
Andrej Kramaric scored 7 goals to surpass Sergio Aguero's record of 6 in the 2016 competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 5 to make the leaderboard for the second competition in succession.
Mario Mandzukic and Arjen Robben shared third place in the scorers list ahead of a plethora of
players on 3 goals.
|Mario Mandzukic ||Croatia||4|
|Arjen Robben ||Netherlands||4|