Brazil x Croatia: probable starting line-ups 12 June 2014 – Brazil World Cup opener

June 11, 2014 at 20:40 2 comments

Can Neymar drive Brazil to success against Croatia?

Can Neymar drive Brazil to success against Croatia?










Brazil open the 2014 World Cup when they take on Croatia in the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo on Thursday.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has a full strength team to choose from and barring any late injury problems, there should be no surprises for the Confederations Cup winners.
Brazil were very fortunate to beat a plucky Serbia in the estádio Morumbi last week and Croatia will be no pushovers on a day that should reach a very pleasant 24c in the Brazilian winter.
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Brazil (probable): Júlio César, Daniel Alves, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Marcelo, Luiz Gustavo, Paulinho, Oscar, Hulk, Fred, Neymar
Coach: Luiz Felipe Scolari
Croatia (possible): Pletikosa, Srna, Lovren, Corluka, Pranjic; Vukojevic, Modric, Perisic, Rakitic, Kovacic, Olic
Coach: Niko Kovac
Venue: Corinthians Arena, São Paulo, Brazil
Date: 12 June 2014
Kick-off: 17:00 (Brasília) 21:00 (London)
Officials: Yuichi Nishimura, Toru Sagara, Toshiyuki Nagi (All Japan)


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Barnet derick  |  June 12, 2014 at 03:09

    Opening games are never easy

    • 2. Maxelo Chauke  |  June 12, 2014 at 14:28

      Indeed they are not, especially on the hosts.


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