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