The Brazil vs Croatia match will be the opening match of World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Brazil is one of the favorites of the whole tournament, since they are playing at home, and they will only accept victory from this game. These two teams are in group A, along with Cameroon and Mexico, and the first match for all of these countries could be the decisive one.
Scolari called up a rather disappointing squad for many football fans across the world. There are no Ronaldinho, Kaka and Robinho, but the real surprise came with not calling up Miranda and Felipe Luis, who had a historic season with Atletico Madrid, and Lucas Moura, who had a great year with PSG. But, that was a surprise only for people who aren’t aware of Scolari’s philosophy. Last time when he managed Brazil back in 2002, they were in a real danger of failing to qualify for the World Cup, for the first time in the history. He brought them together, qualified for the finals, and had a “fight” with the press, over Romario’s status – he refused to take the in-form-veteran striker to World Cup, but he proved his point by winning the 5th title for Brazil in 2002. It is a similar situation again, and perhaps the outcome will be the same? Time will tell.
Considering the game against Croatia, Brazil should beat them comfortably. Croatia has a strong team, brimming with talent – Real Madrid player Luka Modric is the architect in the midfield, Ivan Rakitic is the speedy Sevilla’s winger, Mateo Kovacic is the young Inter star, and Mario Mandzukic is the best scorer of the last year’s champion of Europe, Bayern Munich. However, they didn’t perform well in qualifiers and in friendlies after that – they won only one of their last five matches, the decisive game against Iceland in the play-offs. On the other hand, Brazil won 6 matches in a row, including a dominant display against reigning world champions Spain, and European vice-champions Italy, and they are a clear favourite to win this one.
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