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Brazil and Croatia faced off in the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday.
Brazil's Fred reacted as he was fouled by Croatia's Dejan Lovren.
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Ivica Olic of Croatia had control of the ball as Thiago Silva and Oscar gave chase.
Andre Loscher, 18, of Sao Paulo, watched intensely as the teams played the second half.
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Fred fell to the ground as Dejan Lovren (center) and Vedran Corluka reacted before Brazil was given a penalty.
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Oscar (right) celebrated scoring with Ramires during the game in Sao Paulo.
Soccer fans watched the match in a fan zone.
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Oscar scored past Lovren.
Ivan Rakitic and Marcelo fought for the ball.
In a controversial call, referee Yuichi Nishimura gave a penalty kick against Croatia.
Neymar converted the penalty in the 71st minute, giving the host nation 2-1 up in what turned into a 3-1 victory.
Julio Cesar and Marcelo celebrated the win.
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