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2014 FIFA World Cup Day 1: Brazil vs. Croatia Match Thread

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Group A gets underway as the hosts Brazil take on Croatia in the opening match.

Buda Mendes

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The Teams

Group A

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Brazil

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

FIFA World Ranking: 3

How They Got Here: Hosts (Automatically Qualified)

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Croatia

Region: UEFA
Manager: Niko Kovac

FIFA World Ranking: 18

How They Got Here: Defeated Iceland in UEFA second round playoff.

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 12th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Brazil