Marcelo (OG) (10 Mins) 1-0 to Croatia;
Neymar (29 Mins) 1-1 to Brazil;
Neymar (70 Min) (PENALTY) 2-1 to Brazil
Oscar (90 Min) 3-1 to Brazil
Officials Referee: Yuichi NISHIMURA (JPN)
Assistant Referee 1: Toru SAGARA (JPN)
Assistant Referee 2: Toshiyuki NAGI (JPN)
Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)
Brazil: The Brazil national football team have taken part in every edition of the FIFA World Cup and are currently the record holders of the coveted trophy. Having lifted the trophy on five occasions, the Selecao are currently nursing a hangover. The hangover being the Maracanazo which translates to “the Maracana blow”, as Brazil lost the final to Uruguay the last time they hosted the FIFA World Cup in their back yard (at the Estadio de Maracana) in 1950. Anything lesser than the trophy this time will be deemed another national tragedy.
Croatia: The Croats are relieved they haven’t missed out another World Cup this time. The Blazers would like to remind everyone just how good they can be on their day and will aim to replicate the glory days of a yesteryear generation. With players like Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic, the side would like to exhibit just what they can offer in the big competitions.
Total Matches Played: 2 Brazil 1 win, Croatia 0 win, 1 Draw