Brazil vs. Croatia: Simulating the 2014 World Cup Opener Using 'FIFA 14'

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2014

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 06:  Neymar  of Brazil in action during the International Friendly Match between Brazil and Serbia at Morumbi Stadium on June 06, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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The World Cup is here. Finally! After all the hype, swish advertisements and injury scares, the games can begin.

First up, of course, is the host nation. Luiz Felipe Scolari faces a pressured task to land the title in his own land, a challenge that begins against Niko Kovac's challenging Croatia side. We got a little bit too excited ahead of kick-off and decided to simulate the opener on an Xbox One version of FIFA 14.

You know the drill.

 

Brazil vs. Croatia: FIFA 14 Highlights

FIFA 14 Simulation: Brazil 2, Croatia 0

There we have it. A tough game for Brazil, there's no doubt about it, but Croatia were always on the back foot after Neymar's early strike. Will the Samba Boys earn such a victory when the real thing arrives? Let us know in the comments section below.

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