Well what first seemed to be a possible shocker for the hosts ended in Brazil beating Croatia 3-1 after coming from behind. Both teams seemed a little timid during the first half, understandably with it being the first game of the tournament but that all changed however when Marcelo accidentally converted a low cross into his own net. Brazil then began to attack a lot more frequently and that lead didn’t last very long with Neymar stepping up and cracking the ball into the bottom right hand corner from just outside the box. Croatia then suffered more bad luck when Brazil were given a penalty which from the replays was very soft and controversial. Neymar stepped up and claimed his second of the night, the keeper only just not grasping the ball when he probably should have done. The keeper then suffered another slight blunder when Oscar toe pecked the ball into the bottom left corner outside the box giving Brazil a 3-1 lead. This finished Croatia off and got Brazil going with a winning start they will have felt they deserved.
How far do you think the hosts will get?
Did Croatia show enough to possibly get past the group stages?
Guess we will have to wait and see!