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In a few hours the long awaited World Cup will begin.
Brazil and Croatia will kick off the most important competition in the world. Undoubtedly everyone is expecting the hosting team to win, however, Brazil should pay a lot of attention to the creativity of the Croatian midfielders such as Modric, Rakitic and Kovacic.
BRAZIL (4-2-3-1): Julio Cesar; Dani Alves, David Luiz, Thiago Silva, Marcelo; Ramires, Luiz Gustavo; Hulk, Oscar, Neymar; Fred.
CROATIA (4-2-3-1): Pletikosa; Vrsaljko, Corluka, Lovren, Srna; Modric, Rakitic; Olic, Kovacic, Perisic; Eduardo.
However, also if the host National team has never lost the opening game at the World Cup eight of the last 12 inaugural matches of the World Cup did not produce more than one goal. Brazil has been warned…it should never think that it has won before it starts to play!