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Soccer: Oscar silences his critics with command performance

Brazil midfielder Oscar celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half against Croatia in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup at Arena Corinthians. Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brazil midfielder Oscar celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half against Croatia in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup at Arena Corinthians. Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brazil midfielder Oscar celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half against Croatia in 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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Brazil midfielder Oscar celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half against Croatia in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup at Arena Corinthians. Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brazil midfielder Oscar celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half against Croatia in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup at Arena Corinthians. Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Brazil midfielder Oscar celebrates after scoring a goal in the second half against Croatia in 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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