World Cup: Starts today, Brazil vs Croatia?
The long-awaited and announced the World Cup finally begins! In the shadow of social unrest, football emerges in the foreground, Brazil and Croatia tonight will open Mundial!
Brazil and Croatia at the Arena de Sao Paulo tonight will open World Cup in football!
The match is scheduled for 22:00 Central European Time, and it will be the only game that will be played on Thursday, while from Friday starting to play matches in the regular pace.
To Brazil and Croatia, it will be the third mutual duel, and draw a second time that two team brought together into the same group at the Mundial.
In the previous two matches Brazil marked a one victory and one match ended without winners.
Brazil has visited Croatia 2005th year, when as the current world champion at the Split Poljud played 1:1 against the Croatian national team, which is led by a coach Zlatko Kranjcar. A year later, Croatia and Brazil have met again, but this time in an official meeting of the group at the World Cup in Germany.
In the 1st round match in Group F at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin Brazil won 1-0, and Scorer of the only goal was to Kaka in the 44th minute.
Brazil has so far participated in 19 Mundial, against three Croatian participation as an independent state. Karioke in their vitrines have five world championship titles, while the biggest success of Croatian third place at the Mundial in France 1998th year.
Brazil had an excellent prelude to the World Cup with a great performance at the Confederations Cup, which was a kind of rehearsal for what awaits us. However, David Luiz believes that this result should forget and turn to this contest.
"The World Cup is something completely different, this is the biggest tournament. In football results from the past into present mean nothing because we must forget what it was a year ago and concentrate on this performance. It was nice to win the Confederations Cup, and it would be even nicer to do it again at the World Cup" said David Luiz.
On the other hand,
The selection of Croatian have many talented and quality players. Selector Niko Kovac is a coach who seeks discipline and caution, which is understandable considering that they will play against Brazil. But players such as Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic have the ability to allow their side to show ambitious performance in the match.