Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 in World Cup opener

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From stadium delays to the deaths of construction workers. Things off the field may have been problematic over the past few months in Brazil.
But on the field Thursday, Brazil’s football team gave the country something to cheer about. It won the opening match of the 2014 World Cup beating Croatia 3 to 1. The match was tied at the half. And in the second half, Brazil scored two goals to secure the opening victory. As expected, the country is ecstatic. CCTV’s Paulo Cabral is outside the stadium in Sao Paulo.

Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 in World Cup opener

Brazil beats Croatia 3-1 in World Cup opener

From stadium delays-- to the deaths of construction workers. Things off the field may have been problematic over the past few months in Brazil. But on the field Thursday... Brazil's football team gave the country something to cheer about. {GVO} It WON the opening match of the 20-14 World Cup... beating Croatia 3 to 1. The match was tied at the half. And in the second half....Brazil scored two goals to secure the opening victory. As expected, the country is ecstatic. CCTV's Paulo Cabral is outside the stadium in Sao Paulo....

The Opening Ceremony featured all sorts of performances, including the singing of the World Cup theme song. Brazil’s own Claudia Leitte took to the stage with Jennifer Lopez and rapper Pitbull. In the match that just wrapped up, 60-thousand fans were in attendance, along with 12 foreign heads of state.

World Cup opening match: who rose to the occasion

World Cup opening match: who rose to the occasion

CCTV's Paulo Cabral joins us from Sao Paulo with details on the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Pablo Ramos, CEO of Impar Hotels has joined CCTV to talk about the accommodation issues during the World Cup session.
Interview with Pablo Ramos on World Cup accommodation

Interview with Pablo Ramos on World Cup accommodation

Pablo Ramos, CEO of Impar Hotels has joined CCTV to talk about the accommodation issues during the World Cup session.

Brazil won the opening World Cup match over Croatia– three to one. But what’s next? What else should we be looking for over the next month of the tournament? CCTV’s Joel Richards has those details from Rio.

World Cup 2014: What to watch for?

World Cup 2014: What to watch for?

Brazil won the opening World Cup match over Croatia-- three to one. But what's next? What else should we be looking for over the next month of the tournament? CCTV's Joel Richards has those details from Rio.