FIFA World Cup 2014 06 12 Brazil vs Croatia Full game Heatbaby.com-
Brazil got bailed out Thursday night in its World Cup opener. First by Neymar, then by the official.
The Brazilians surrendered an early own goal before Neymar answered with a first-half equalizer, and a dive in the box from striker Fred led to the go-ahead goal in the second half on a Neymar penalty kick.
Oscar then added some security in extra time, and Brazil is back on track at the head of Group A.
It didn't seem that way early, though, as Croatia set the early pace, earning several chances but failing to capitalize. It appeared the Croatians ran out of gas late, and they certainly didn't get the benefit of the referee's whistle.
Aside from the Fred dive, Croatia got their own equalizer called off after a questionable foul call.
Either way, the outcome was what was expected. Get caught up on all the action from Thursday below.
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