Brazil 1-1 Croatia (43 mins)
It's a World Cup debut for the vanishing spray referees have at their disposal this tournament. When they mark 10 yards from a free-kick they spray a white line on the pitch to show where the wall can stand. It disappears within a minute or so. Neymar's free-kick is then blocked.
The Japanese referee with a huge call! Lovren is punished for dragging down Fred, although the big striker went down very easily. The Croatians are furious, Neymar has the chance to give Brazil the lead...
FULL TIME Brazil 3-1 Croatia
The first match of the World Cup certainly delivered in terms of entertainment, but there will surely be more spoken about the penalty that turned the tide in Brazil's favor. Referee Yuichi Nishimura infuriated Croatia with a soft award and despite a few late wobbles, Brazil held on and nicked a late goal through Oscar to add to Neymar's brace.