2014 World Cup Opening Match Preview: Brazil vs. Croatia

By  //  June 12, 2014

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ABOVE VIDEO: Keith Malone reports from Ipanema Beach on the atmosphere surrounding 2014 World Cup.

ABOVE VIDEO: Preview of 2014 FIFA World Cup Groups.

2014 World Cup Group A Game 1 Preview Brazil vs. Croatia

RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – With the eyes around the globe watching, Brazil’s national soccer team will begin its quest to the World Cup championship against Croatia.

WORLD-CUP-435-3For Brazil, the back line of David Luiz anchors one of the strongest defensive units in the tournament. On offense, Brazil is led by international superstar, Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar, and midfielder José Paulo Bezerra Maciel Júnior, commonly known as Paulinho.

Nearly every player on Brazil’s 23-man roster plays for a Champions-leage club. 

Croatia’s offense will need an exceptional offensive performances from Midfielders Ivan Rakitic, Luke Mordic and forward Mario Mandzukic  to upset the host nation.

ABOVE VIDEO: Croatian National Football Team Video.

ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily’s Keith Malone on scene in Rio for the 2014 World Cup festivities.

ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily at World Cup Finals in Rio De Janeiro.
Space Coast Daily’s Keith Malone reports from outside the Dutch National Teams hotel.

ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily at Dutch Soccer Hotel. A somewhat cloudy day but perfect weather for the teams training and preparations for the World Cup a Finals. Keith Malone reports from Ipanema’s Ceasar Park Hotel.

ABOVE VIDEO:  Dutch Soccer/Football Fans at FIFA 2014 World Cup, Brazil

ABOVE VIDEO:  French Soccer Fans at 2014 World Cup, Brazil

ABOVE VIDEO:  Space Coast Daily’s World Cup reporter Keith Malone on scene in Brazil.