Despite an own goal, Brazil opened the 2014 World Cup with a convincing win
The match was marred by questionable officiating, with a horrible call resulting in a Neymar penalty kick that put the Brazilians ahead 2-1. Fortunately, a lot of the spotlight will be taken off that because Brazil scored another goal so it wouldn't have mattered too much anyway.
The Brazilians are one of the favorites to win the tournament, but they looked a bit shaky in the first half. They let Croatia hang around for a bit before slamming the door closed in the second half.
There's no doubt that they'll continue to mesh and come together as the tournament goes on, and they'll improve as a team.
Play continues today, as Mexico takes on Cameroon at noon ET. Spain and Netherlands play at 3, and Chile and Australia will cap off the day with a game at 6.