World Cup group stage photos - Brazil vs. Croatia

The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off with the Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Brazil's Fred (9) is taken down by Croatia's Dejan Lovren, left, during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil's Fred (9) is taken down by Croatia's Dejan Lovren, left, during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazil's David Luiz collides with Chile's Gonzalo Jara during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil's David Luiz collides with Chile's Gonzalo Jara during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Brazil's Cesar jumps as he tries to save a ball during their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

Brazil's Julio Cesar (C) jumps as he tries to save a ball during their 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Brazil's Paulinho and Croatia's Vrsaljko fight for the ball during the 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

Brazil's Paulinho (L) and Croatia's Sime Vrsaljko fight for the ball during the 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Brazil's Paulinho, Daniel Alves and Neymar celebrates a goal by Neymar during the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo

(L-R) Brazil's Paulinho, Daniel Alves and Neymar celebrates a goal by Neymar during the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Brazil's Luiz Gustavo, front, dives for the ball as Croatia's Ivan Rakitic watches during their group A World Cup soccer in the opening game of the tournament at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil's Luiz Gustavo, front, dives for the ball as Croatia's Ivan Rakitic watches during their group A World Cup soccer in the opening game of the tournament at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Neymar leads Brazil to 3-1 win over Croatia

Referee Yuichi Nishimura from Japan gives Brazil's Neymar (10) a yellow card during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Brazil's Neymar, right, celebrates with teammate Hulk after scoring during the group A World Cup soccer match against Croatia in the opening game of the tournament at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil's Neymar, right, celebrates with teammate Hulk after scoring during the group A World Cup soccer match against Croatia in the opening game of the tournament at Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Brazil's Neymar, left, celebrates with Dani Alves after Neymar scored his sides first goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil's Neymar, left, celebrates with Dani Alves after Neymar scored his sides first goal during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Brazil's Neymar celebrates with teammates after scoring during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil's Neymar celebrates with teammates after scoring during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Brazil's Neymar, centre, stretches for the ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014

Brazil's Neymar, centre, stretches for the ball during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)