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Neymar fires Brazil to comeback victory

 A double from Neymar propelled Brazil to a 3-1 comeback victory over Croatia in an entertaining start to the FIFA World Cup.

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Quotes

“The players were fantastic. They kept calm and turned around the Opening Match of the World Cup, which is not easy. The fans deserve an even bigger hand, though. The support here in Sao Paulo was amazing. It was out of this world and people can’t imagine what it was like,” Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil coach

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18:54
The final whistle sounds.
18:54
90'+BROZOVIĆ (Croatia) sees an effort go off target.
18:50
90'+ OSCAR (Brazil) scores!!
18:50
90'+DAVID LUIZ (Brazil) blocks the shot.
18:50
90'+BROZOVIĆ (Croatia) sees his effort hit the target.
18:49
90'+JULIO CESAR (Brazil) blocks the shot.
18:49
90'+PERIŠIĆ (Croatia) sees his effort hit the target.
18:47
89'CORLUKA (Croatia) sees an effort go off target.
18:47
88' RAMIRES (in) comes off the bench to replace NEYMAR JR (out) (Brazil)
18:46
88' L GUSTAVO (Brazil) is yellow carded.
18:46
87'L GUSTAVO (Brazil) commits a foul.
18:45
86'REBIĆ (Croatia) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:45
86'JULIO CESAR (Brazil) blocks the shot.
18:45
86'MODRIĆ (Croatia) sees his effort hit the target.
18:44
85'LOVREN (Croatia) is penalised after committing a foul.

Man of the Match

Forward

Line-ups

Brazil
BrazilBRA
Croatia
CroatiaCRO
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
7
68'
63'
78'
9
88'
11
(C)
11
18
61'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
22
(GK)
(GK)
13
61'
88'
15
Absent
63'
16
78'
Not eligible to play
68'
19
21
21
23
CoachCoach
Luiz Felipe SCOLARI (BRA)Niko KOVAC (CRO)

Match Facts

Sao Paulo

Arena de Sao Paulo

  • Stadium nameArena de Sao Paulo
  • CitySao Paulo
  • Year constructed2014
  • Overall capacity62601

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 24° CTemperature
  • 8 m/sWind
  • 63 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Yuichi NISHIMURA
    Japan
    JapanJPN
  • Assistant Referee 1: Toru SAGARA (JPN)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Toshiyuki NAGI (JPN)
  • Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)

Groups

Group A
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
BRA
32107257
MEX
32104137
CRO
31026603
CMR
300319-80