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Brazil brings World Cup to life with thrilling win

Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against Croatia during their 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against Croatia during their 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against Croatia during their 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against Croatia during their 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against Croatia during their 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Brazil's Neymar celebrates his goal against Croatia during their 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Brazil's Neymar celebrates a goal during the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Brazil's Neymar celebrates a goal during the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Brazil's Neymar celebrates a goal during the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer
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Brazil's Neymar participates in a penalty shootout during the 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazil's Neymar participates in a penalty shootout during the 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazil's Neymar participates in a penalty shootout during the 2014 World Cup opening match against Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (top, R) celebrates after Neymar scored a goal during the 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (top, R) celebrates after Neymar scored a goal during the 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (top, R) celebrates after Neymar scored a goal during the 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Jun 12, 2014; Sao Paulo, BRAZIL; Brazil forward Neymar (top) is upended by Croatia defender Vedran Corluka during the second half of the opening game of the 2014 World Cup at Arena Corinthians. Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 12, 2014; Sao Paulo, BRAZIL; Brazil forward Neymar (top) is upended by Croatia defender Vedran Corluka during the second half of the opening game of the 2014 World Cup at Arena Corinthians. Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY...more

Jun 12, 2014; Sao Paulo, BRAZIL; Brazil forward Neymar (top) is upended by Croatia defender Vedran Corluka during the second half of the opening game of the 2014 World Cup at Arena Corinthians. Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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