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The football World Cup kicks off in Brazil amid protests off the field and the hosts in action on the field.
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The fans were gathering inside the stadium but the opening day of the World Cup saw more protests in Brazil.


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Short but sweet: The opening ceremony of the 2014 football World Cup saw colour, music, dances and some football tricks.



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Despite earlier news confirming her absence, J Lo did take the stage in Brazil together with Pitbull for their song We Are One.


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But the real action began on the pitch with the hosts taking on Croatia in the 2014 World Cup opener.


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The stadium was a sea of yellow with plenty of support for the hosts in the stands.


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However, it was Croatia that drew first blood. Marcelo's own-goal helped Croatia take an early lead in the match.


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Brazilian star Neymar, however, gave the home fans plenty to shout about by first equalising and then putting his side 2-1 ahead.


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Oscar was not going to be left behind. He scored in injury-time to seal his side's 3-1 win and give them the three points.



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Short but sweet: The opening ceremony of the 2014 football World Cup saw colour, music, dances and some football tricks.

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The fans were gathering inside the stadium but the opening day of the World Cup saw more protests in Brazil.

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The fans were gathering inside the stadium but the opening day of the World Cup saw more protests in Brazil.

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Short but sweet. The opening ceremony of the 2014 football World Cup saw colours, music, dances and some football tricks.

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Short but sweet. The opening ceremony of the 2014 football World Cup saw colours, music, dances and some football tricks.

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Despite earlier news confirming her absence, J Lo did take the stage in Brazil together with Pitbull for their song We Are One.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Kick-off_at_Brazil_2014/slideshow/j-lo-in-the-house/13145f3b07646a80ad8c07fd182e4f5eChristopher Lee/Getty ImagesJ Lo in the house

Despite earlier news confirming her absence, J Lo did take the stage in Brazil together with Pitbull for their song We Are One.

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But the real action began on the pitch with the hosts taking on Croatia in the 2014 World Cup opener.

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But the real action began on the pitch with the hosts taking on Croatia in the 2014 World Cup opener.

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The stadium was a sea of yellow with plenty of support for the hosts in the stands.

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The stadium was a sea of yellow with plenty of support for the hosts in the stands.

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However, it was Croatia that drew first blood. Marcelo's own-goal helped Croatia take an early lead in the match.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Kick-off_at_Brazil_2014/slideshow/first-blood/06714ba4c4f3247e41a2f405be5276acAdam Pretty/Getty ImagesFirst blood

However, it was Croatia that drew first blood. Marcelo's own-goal helped Croatia take an early lead in the match.

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Brazilian star Neymar, however, gave the home fans plenty to shout about by first equalising and then putting his side 2-1 ahead.

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Brazilian star Neymar, however, gave the home fans plenty to shout about by first equalising and then putting his side 2-1 ahead.

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Oscar was not going to be left behind. He scored in injury-time to seal his side's 3-1 win and give them the three points.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Kick-off_at_Brazil_2014/slideshow/the-final-touch/a2525280fc05b45acd5e4104d29ec58dKevin Cox/Getty ImagesThe final touch

Oscar was not going to be left behind. He scored in injury-time to seal his side's 3-1 win and give them the three points.



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