The 2014 Fifa World Cup is underway in Brazil

The 2014 Fifa World Cup is underway in Brazil, after a brief opening ceremony that saw performances that included those by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, the 2014 Fifa World Cup got underway with a match between host nation Brazil and Croatia.

Neymar Jr. and Fred
Neymar Jr. and Fred

The Group A encounter marked the opening match of the 2014 Fifa World  at Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, Brazil.

The host nation’s team, under the leadership of Paris Saint-Germain’s Thiago Silva in the pitch, they brought forward what is probably their best team possible.

Undoubtedly, Neymar Jr. the linchpin but not without world class support in the pitch.

The presence of players like Luiz Gustavo of Bayern Munich’s 2013 treble fame, now at Wolfburg.

Among other, David Luiz of Chelsea, Dani Alves of Barcelona, Marcelo of Real Madrid as well as Oscar of Chelsea; the odds may never look more heavily stacked against Croatia.

The aforementioned Croatians are not only facing one of the best teams assembled in this match, they are also without their number talisman, Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandžukić.

Despite Brazil being firm favorites, it was Croatia who took the lead first through Brazial, Marcelo’s 11th minute own goal that put Croatia ahead.

Player to watch Neymar Jr. pull home side Brazil out of the fire on the 29th minute when he equalized for them. At halftime, the score was tied at 1-1.

Croatia continued to frustrate Brazil in the second, clearly resolute and unwavering in the face of Brazil’s unrelenting attack. After standing for nearly 25 minutes of the second half, Croatia brought down Fred in the box, the Japanese referee did not hesitate giving the penalty.

Neymar scored his second of the match from the penalty and put Brazil ahead before being substituted for Chelsea’s Ramires.

Already having worked tirelessly throughout the match, Oscar closed it out with a sensational goal in dying minutes.

The final score of the opening match of the 2014 Fifa World Cup was 3-1 to Brazil.

 

 

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