• 12 Jun 2014, Kick Off 9:00pm
  • Ref: Yuichi Nishimura
  • Competition: World Cup
  • Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo
Brazil
3
1
Croatia
91' Oscar
71' Neymar (Pen)
29' Neymar
 
Result
11' Marcelo (OG)
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    • 12Julio César
    • 2Dani Alves
    • 3Thiago Silva
    • 4David Luiz
    • 6Marcelo
    • 8Paulinho
    • 17Luiz Gustavo
    • 7Hulk
    • 11Oscar
    • 10Neymar
    • 9Fred
    • 1Pletikosa
    • 11Srna
    • 5Corluka
    • 6Lovren
    • 2Vrsaljko
    • 7Rakitic
    • 10Modric
    • 18Olic
    • 20Kovacic
    • 4Perisic
    • 9Jelavic
    • 21Vida
    • 19Sammir
    • 22Eduardo
    • 14Brozovic
    • 23Subasic
    • 3Pranjic
    • 12Zelenika
    • 13Schildenfeld
    • 8Vukojevic
    • 16Rebic
    • 15Badelj

    Brazil

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 12 J. Soares De Espindola
    • 2 D. Alves da Silva
    • 3 T. da Silva
    • 4 D. Luiz Moreira Marinho
    • 6 M. Da Silva Junior
    • 8 J. Bezerra Maciel Júnior (de Carvalho Andrade Lima '63)
    • 17 L. Dias
    • 7 G. Vieira de Souza (Anício Caldeira Duarte '68)
    • 11 O. dos Santos Emboaba Junior
    • 10 N. Santos Júnior (Santos do Nascimento '88)
    • 9 F. Chaves Guedes

    Croatia

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 S. Pletikosa
    • 11 D. Srna
    • 5 V. Corluka
    • 6 D. Lovren
    • 2 S. Vrsaljko
    • 7 I. Rakitic
    • 10 L. Modric
    • 18 I. Olic
    • 20 M. Kovacic (Brozovic '61)
    • 4 I. Perisic
    • 9 N. Jelavic (Rebic '78)
    Substitutes
    • 22 V. Bagy
    • 23 D. Maicon
    • 18 A. de Carvalho Andrade Lima
    • 15 H. Adriano 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. 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
    • 3 Goals 1
    • 1 First Half Goals 1
    • 6 Shots On Target 3
    • 4 Shots Off Target 7
    • 2 Yellow Cards 2
    • 5 Fouls 20
    • 0 Penalties Conceded 1
    • 1 Offsides 0
    • 0 Hand Balls 1
    • 60.9 Possession % 39.1
    • 451 Total Passes 281
    • 385 Accurate Passes 220
    • 25 Crosses 20
    • 5 Accurate Crosses 5
    • 7 Corners 3
    • 15 Tackles Won 18
    • 16 Total Tackles 21
    • 1 Blocks 4
    • 4 Blocked Scoring Attempts 1
    • 16 Interceptions 12
    • 26 Clearances 37
    • 26 Effective Clearances 37
    • 13 Headed Clearances 18
    • 3 Keeper Saves 3
    • 3 Keeper Throws 3
    • 3 Accurate Keeper Throws 3
    • 8 Goal Kicks 9
    • 6 Accurate Goal Kicks 3

    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.