Brazil won the opening match of this tournament 3-1.

Croatia struck first when Marcelo scored early at the 11 minute mark. However Brazil was able to equalize the match soon after when Neymar put it in 18 minutes later. Brazil had the upper hand throughout most of the match and was able to strike again at 71 minutes. Despite a number of solid chances towards the end of regulation, Croatia was unable to even the match, even giving one more goal up in stoppage time, leading to Brazil’s 3-1 victory.