Brazil's nightmare at the opening of the game

Published on: 13 Jun 2014 | Written by: Prakash Timilsina
Brazil's nightmare at the opening of the game

Neymar scores his 33rd goal in his 50th game for Brazil. Image: FIFA World Cup 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup host's first match had a shocking start when Brazil's Marcelo scored an own goal against Croatia in Sao Paulo.

Then Brazil's superstar Neymar comes to rescue the team who scored a double as Brazil secured a 3-1 win against Croatia.

Neymar's first came via a long-range strike just before the half-hour mark, and his second a penalty in the 71st.