Jun 12, 2014 at 9pm UK
Brazil
3-1
Croatia
Neymar (29', 71' pen.), Oscar (90')
Neymar (27'), Gustavo (88')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Marcelo (11' og.)
Corluka (66'), Lovren (69')

Oscar: 'Brazil have to fix things ahead of next game'

David Luiz of Brazil celebrates with teammates after a goal by Oscar in the second half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014
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Brazil midfielder Oscar admits that the host nation must improve if they are to win the World Cup on home soil.

Brazil midfielder Oscar has admitted that the host nation must improve if they are to win the World Cup on home soil.

The Chelsea playmaker's late strike added to a Neymar brace as the hosts recovered from falling a goal behind to triumph 3-1 against Croatia in their opening Group A game on Thursday.

"The first game is always difficult, especially after conceding an early goal," Oscar told reporters on Saturday. "But it was very good. Although we conceded the early goal, we played well and found a response.

"The next game will be hard again. Every game for us is final. We have to fix things and we have to think about the next game."

Brazil are back in action on Tuesday against Mexico before facing Cameroon in the final group game on June 23, six days later.

Fred of Brazil gestures for a foul from the ground as Dejan Lovren of Croatia looks on in the second half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014
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