June 12, 2014 FIFA World Cup Day 1

FIFA World Cup 2014 Day Wise Schedule
Day 1 - June 12 Day 2 - June 13 Round of 16
Day 3 - June 14 Day 4 - June 15 Quarter Finals
Day 5 - June 16 Day 6 - June 17 Semi Finals
Day 7 - June 18 Day 8 - June 19 Third Place
Day 9 - June 20 Day 10 - June 21 Final
Day 11 - June 22 Day 12 - June 23  
Day 13 - June 24 Day 14 - June 25  
Day 15 - June 26    

FIFA World Cup Thursday, June 12, 2014


Brazil Croatia
4 DAVID LUIZ 5 CORLUKA (Yellow Card)
6 MARCELO (Own Goal) 6 LOVREN (Yellow Card)
7 HULK (Out - 68') 7 RAKITIĆ
8 PAULINHO (Out - 63') 9 JELAVIĆ (Out - 78')
10 NEYMAR JR (Yellow Card - 27') (Goal - 29')
(Penalty - 71') (Out - 88')
11 SRNA(C)
11 OSCAR (Goal - 90'+1 18 OLIĆ
17 L GUSTAVO (Yellow Card - 88' 20 KOVAČIĆ (Out - 61'

2014 FIFA World Cup Day 1

The Opening Show

The greatest show in the sporting field, the 2014 FIFA World Cup began with encapsulating blend of color, passion, culture and amidst the beautiful setting of Brazil. Hundreds of artists poured into the Sao Paulo Stadium including Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte doing their part of the celebrations. The World Cup official song, “We Are One (Ole Ola)” was ringing throughout the stadium and in others parts of the football fanatic world. Amidst, anti-tournament protests, the opening could be deemed to be quite successful and leading the way to the more exciting matches coming the way.

Match 1 – Brazil vs. Croatia (3-1)

The 2014 FIFA World Cup started with the host country taking on Croatia in a Group-A match. If openings are anything to go by, we are already into a cracking start with the hosts taking the game by 3-1. However, it was Croatia that took the initial lead before Brazil’s Neymar scored twice. Brazil has started into the game on the front foot but didn’t have the grasp until about half time. The first goal of the tournament was scored by Ivica Olic for Croatia and a little later Brazil escaped an Ivan Perisic cross. A nervy start soon turned into a speedy onslaught and after being booked for controversially clattering Luka Modrick, Neymar managed a well balanced shot from the mid field that went past the outstretched arms of Pletikosa and into the post. After the half time, Brazil was awarded a debated penalty and Neymar was again able to dodge Pletikosa. Brazil finally was leading Croatia continued to come back hard. However, Oscar built upon his pace and yet again proved the poor form of Pletikosa to take away the match 3-1. It was a narrow victory but an exciting match however.

Goals for Brazil: Neymar (29', 71' pen), Oscar (90')

Goals for Croatia: Marcelo OG (11')


12 June 2014
17:00 UTC−3
Brazil 3-1 Croatia Arena de São Paulo, São Paulo
Attendance: 62,103[4]
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
Neymar Goal 29', 71' (pen.)
Oscar Goal 90+1'
Marcelo Goal 11' (o.g.)

Man of the Match:

Neymar (Brazil)

Assistant referees:

Toru Sagara (Japan)
Toshiyuki Nagi (Japan)

Fourth official:

Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Fifth official:

Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)

Agenda for Tomorrow

Tomorrow we will see two matches in Group B and another in Group C.

Group B matches: Spain vs. Netherlands and Chile vs. Australia

Group C matches: Colombia vs. Greece

Match 1 Highlights