The former Liverpool player Takumi Minamino did not score the penalty spot in the favor of Japan during their penalty shootout defeat to Croatia in the last 16 at the World Cup.
Minamino, who is working for Ligue 1 side Monaco, made an appearance as a substitute to his fellow Japanese during the 2nd period and went into the shootout first and had his penalty blocked from Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic.
Croatia which were defeated in the final by France during the 2017 World Cup final, will make it to the semi-finals and play either South Korea vs Brazil on Monday evening,report by online slot casino malaysia.
After making the switch to RB Salzburg in January 2020 Minamino played a small in the game for Liverpool following having a difficult time getting into the squad ahead of the impressive Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
In the last month last month, the Japan player talked about his experience at Anfield There have been times that I wondered, what would I have done if I'd been playing constantly for that length of time? Minamino said. I'm trying to be able to say that I've learned something (from that point).
He also said that I'd lost some of my feeling of the ball on my feet and the confidence I had, however, I'm slowly returning them and will improve even more when my physical condition improves. Former Liverpool Defender Dejan Lovren will take part in the quarter-finals in the World Cup as he captained Croatia when Luka Modric was sent off.