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    • 12Julio César
    • 3Thiago Silva
    • 2Dani Alves
    • 6Marcelo
    • 4David Luiz
    • 10Neymar
    • 11Oscar
    • 17Luiz Gustavo
    • 8Paulinho
    • 7Hulk
    • 9Fred
    • 1Pletikosa
    • 5Corluka
    • 11Srna
    • 6Lovren
    • 2Vrsaljko
    • 10Modric
    • 18Olic
    • 4Perisic
    • 20Kovacic
    • 7Rakitic
    • 9Jelavic
    • 21Vida
    • 19Sammir
    • 22Eduardo da Silva
    • 14Brozovic
    • 23Subasic
    • 3Pranjic
    • 12Zelenika
    • 13Schildenfeld
    • 8Vukojevic
    • 16Rebic
    • 15Badelj

    Brazil

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 12 J. Soares De Espindola
    • 3 T. da Silva
    • 2 D. Alves da Silva
    • 6 M. Da Silva Junior
    • 4 D. Luiz Moreira Marinho
    • 10 N. Santos Júnior (Santos do Nascimento ')
    • 11 O. dos Santos Emboaba Junior
    • 17 L. Dias
    • 8 J. Bezerra Maciel Júnior (de Carvalho Andrade Lima ')
    • 7 G. Vieira de Souza (Anício Caldeira Duarte ')
    • 9 F. Chaves Guedes

    Croatia

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 S. Pletikosa
    • 5 V. Corluka
    • 11 D. Srna
    • 6 D. Lovren
    • 2 S. Vrsaljko
    • 10 L. Modric
    • 18 I. Olic
    • 4 I. Perisic
    • 20 M. Kovacic (Brozovic ')
    • 7 I. Rakitic
    • 9 N. Jelavic (Rebic ')
    Substitutes
    • 22 V. Bagy
    • 23 M. Sisenando
    • 18 A. de Carvalho Andrade Lima
    • 15 H. Buss
    • 13 D. Costa Santos
    • 1 J. de Oliveira Galvao
    • 16 R. Santos do Nascimento
    • 20 B. Anício Caldeira Duarte
    • 5 F. Luiz Rosa
    • 14 M. Cabelino Andrade
    • 19 W. Borges Da Silva
    • 21 J. de Assis Silva
    Substitutes
    • 21 D. Vida
    • 19 J. Cruz Campos
    • 22 E. Alves da Silva
    • 14 M. Brozovic
    • 23 D. Subasic
    • 3 D. Pranjic
    • 12 O. Zelenika
    • 13 G. Schildenfeld
    • 8 O. Vukojevic
    • 16 A. Rebic
    • 15 M. Badelj

    Brazil vs Croatia

    The host nation has never lost their opening World Cup game, with the 20 previous hosts winning 14 and drawing six of their openers.

    Brazil's one previous tournament as hosts saw them defeat fellow 2014 Group A members Mexico 4-0 in their opening game (1950).

    Eight of the last 12 opening matches at World Cups have produced one goal or less.

    Brazil are taking part in their 20th World Cup. They are the only team to have taken part in every single tournament.

    A Selecao have won the most games (67) and scored the most goals (210) at the World Cup.

    Brazil have won eight of their last nine World Cup games in the group stages (1 draw). Their last defeat dates back to 23 June 1998 against Norway (1-2).

    Croatia have only conceded 11 goals in 13 World Cup games (0.85/game). It's the best ratio among the 32 teams taking part in 2014.

    Croatia's last nine World Cup games have produced six red cards.

    Brazil won their one previous competitive meeting with Croatia 1-0 in the 2006 World Cup; Kaka scored the winner in Berlin that day.