Jun 12, 2014 at 9pm UK

3-1

Neymar (29', 71' pen.), Oscar (90')
Neymar (27'), Gustavo (88')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Marcelo (11' og.)
Corluka (66'), Lovren (69')
Neymar of Brazil celebrates his second goal with Hernanes 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
Result: Brazil come from behind to win WC opener
Neymar scores twice to inspire Brazil to a come-from-behind victory over Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup.
Reaction
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
Oscar: 'Brazil have to fix things ahead of next game'
Brazil midfielder Oscar admits that the host nation must improve if they are to win the World Cup on home soil.
Jun 14, 22:06
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
Fred disputes dive claims
Brazil striker Fred dismisses claims that he dived to earn his side a penalty during their victory over Croatia at the World Cup.
Jun 14, 13:00
Television presenter Adrian Chiles looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic at The Hawthorns on December 10, 2011
ITV World Cup studio hit with rocks by angry protesters in Brazil
The ITV World Cup studio gets hit with rocks thrown by protesters during their coverage of Brazil's win over Croatia.
Jun 13, 13:10
Marcelo and David Luiz of Brazil watch as a ball is deflected into the net in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014
Marcelo grateful to Brazil supporters
Brazil defender Marcelo hails his teammates and home supporters for staying behind him following his early own goal against Croatia.
Jun 13, 12:27
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
Oscar dedicates Brazil goal to family
Oscar dedicates his goal for Brazil in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup to his wife and daughter.
Jun 13, 11:35
Referee Yuichi Nishimura is surrounded by Croatia players after awarding a penalty kick 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, 201
Croatia's Vedran Corluka slams "ridiculous" penalty decision for Brazil
Croatia defender Vedran Corluka slams the referee for awarding a "ridiculous" penalty to Brazil in the hosts' World Cup opening victory.
Jun 13, 10:00
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
Luiz Felipe Scolari praises Oscar display against Croatia
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari praises the influence of Oscar after his side began their World Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over Croatia.
Jun 13, 07:02
Brazilian football team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari speaks during a press conference after a training session ahead of a friendly football match with South Korea in Seoul on October 11, 2013
Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari: 'It was a penalty'
Luiz Felipe Scolari claims that Brazil deserved the contentious penalty they were awarded against Croatia.
Jun 13, 01:41
Neymar of Brazil celebrates his second goal with Hernanes 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
Julio Cesar hails important victory
Julio Cesar says that Brazil have been given a confidence boost after winning their World Cup opener against Croatia.
Jun 13, 01:20
Croatia coach Niko Kovac stands on the touchline on March 05, 2014.
Croatia's Niko Kovac blasts lack of respect
Croatia manager Niko Kovac claims that side were not shown any respect during their defeat against Brazil.
Jun 13, 00:10
Neymar of Brazil celebrates scoring a first half goal with Marcelo and Hulk during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014
Neymar delighted with Brazil victory
Neymar expresses his delight at scoring twice during Brazil's World Cup victory against Croatia.
Jun 12, 23:54
The Match
Analysis
Sports Mole dissects the action as Brazil record a 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup.
Match Report
Neymar scores twice to inspire Brazil to a come-from-behind victory over Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup.
Live Commentary
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the 2014 World Cup opener in Sao Paulo as Brazil beat Croatia 3-1.
HT Report
Neymar levels things up for Brazil as they come from a goal down to go into half time of their World Cup opener against Croatia locked at 1-1.
Team News
Fred leads the line for Brazil in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, while Neymar, Oscar and Hulk play just behind the lone striker.
Preview
Sports Mole previews Thursday's World Cup opener as hosts Brazil take on Croatia in Sao Paulo.
Build-up
A general view of Brazuca and the FIFA World Cup Trophy at the Maracana before the adidas Brazuca launch on December 3, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Police fire stun grenades as protesters vent anger ahead of World Cup opener
Police use stun grenades and tear gas to disperse a reported 200-strong protest in Sao Paulo just hours before tonight's World Cup opener.
Jun 12, 15:42
Barcelona striker Neymar celebrates scoring for Brazil on October 13, 2012.
Joey Barton: 'Neymar not ready yet'
Brazil striker Neymar is not yet ready for the pressure of the World Cup, according to Joey Barton.
Jun 12, 14:44
Croatia coach Niko Kovac stands on the touchline on March 05, 2014.
Niko Kovac promises to attack Brazil
Niko Kovac insists that the best tactic for his Croatia side against Brazil is to try to outscore them.
Jun 12, 14:00
Rio Ferdinand of Manchester United controls the ball during the match between the A-League All-Stars and Manchester United on July 20, 2013
Rio Ferdinand to watch World Cup opener at home of the Da Silva brothers
Rio Ferdinand reveals that he will watch the opening World Cup match between Brazil and Croatia at the home of former teammates Rafael and Fabio da Silva.
Jun 12, 13:29
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric celebrates scoring for Croatia on August 16, 2006.
Luka Modric expecting a "titanic tussle" in World Cup opener
Luka Modric admits that Croatia face a "titanic tussle" against hosts Brazil in tonight's World Cup opener.
Jun 12, 08:10
Croatia coach Niko Kovac stands on the touchline on March 05, 2014.
Niko Kovac: 'Croatia know how to stop Brazil'
Croatia manager Niko Kovac claims that his team knows how to stop Brazil ahead of their World Cup clash.
Jun 12, 01:53
Barcelona striker Neymar celebrates scoring for Brazil on October 13, 2012.
Carlos Alberto Parreira: 'Brazil more than just Neymar'
Former Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira insists that Neymar will not win the World Cup on his own, but needs help from his teammates.
Jun 11, 22:49
Brazilian football team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari speaks during a press conference after a training session ahead of a friendly football match with South Korea in Seoul on October 11, 2013
Luiz Felipe Scolari vows to win World Cup
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists that this year is Brazil's chance to reclaim the World Cup.
Jun 11, 22:01
Neymar of Brazil in action during the International Friendly against Panama at Serra Dourada Stadium on June 3, 2014 in Goiania, Brazil
Brazil's main man Neymar admits anxiety ahead of World Cup opener
Brazilian forward Neymar admits that he is anxious ahead of tomorrow's World Cup opener against Croatia.
Jun 11, 19:53
Nikica Jelavic of Hull City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Hull City at Carrow Road on January 18, 2014
Nikica Jelavic: 'Croatia have nothing to lose against Brazil'
Nikica Jelavic insists that Croatia have nothing to lose ahead of their World Cup opener against Brazil.
Jun 11, 05:42
Brazilian football team coach Luiz Felipe Scolari speaks during a press conference after a training session ahead of a friendly football match with South Korea in Seoul on October 11, 2013
Report: Luiz Felipe Scolari's nephew killed in car crash
The nephew of Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari reportedly dies in a car crash just two days before the start of the World Cup.
Jun 10, 19:54
Iceland's midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson vies for the ball with Croatia's defender Danijel Pranjic and Croatia's defender Vedran Corluka during the first-leg FIFA World Cup 2014 play-off football match Iceland vs Croatia in Reykjavik, Iceland on Novem
Vedran Corluka: Croatia have "positive jitters"
Croatia defender Vedran Corluka says that the team have "positive jitters" ahead of facing Brazil in the opening match at the World Cup.
Jun 8, 20:18
Slaven Bilic, who played for Everton and West Ham United, was regularly seen smoking and still does in his role as manager of Besiktas.
Slaven Bilic: 'Croatia can surprise Brazil'
Slaven Bilic believes that Croatia can surprise Brazil in Friday's opening match of the World Cup.
Jun 8, 15:34
Brazil captain Thiago Silva celebrates winning the Confederations Cup on June 30, 2013.
Thiago Silva expecting step up in challenge from Croatia
Thiago Silva believes that there can be no doubting the difficulty of the challenge ahead of Brazil when they take on Croatia next Thursday.
Jun 7, 02:25



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