The Vatreni are through to the next round following an impressive performance by goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.

There's something magical coming to life whenever Croatia make it to an extra time or penalty shootout in a FIFA World Cup match, as the Vatreni seem practically unbeatable when they reach that stage.

The European side came from behind to level the game against Japan during the second half, and while both teams had their chances to take the win home during the 120 minutes, it was Croatia who came out on top to become one of the last eight teams left in the competition.

Croatia's performances in FIFA World Cup shootouts should be a matter of analysis, especially considering that they made their way to the 2018 final winning all their KO stage matches after extra time. To make matters even more interesting, they have started this KO stage in the same way!

Speaking of standout performers, goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic joined an elite list of goalkeepers -and one of his compatriots- that have gotten away from a penalty shootout with three saves to their name.

The Croatian side will now wait for the winner of the game between Brazil and South Korea to know the identity of their rivals.