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  1. Corluka: “Just give Brazil the World Cup and everyone can go home”

    Jun 13, 2014, 7:41 AM EDT

    Referee Yuichi Nishimura from Japan gives penalty kick against Croatia during the group A World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Croatia, during the opening game of the tournament, in the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Fabrizio Bensch, Pool)

    Croatia’s defender went on an epic rant against the officiating after his side controversially lost to Brazil in the World Cup opener.

  2. WATCH: Highlights of Brazil’s win, opening the 2014 World Cup

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

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    Miss Thursday’s opener? These highlights will get you caught up on Game 1 of 64.

  3. BPL update: How the Premier League’s stars performed on day one

    Jun 12, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT

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    Oscar was the strongest of the BPL’s representatives in Thursday’s opener.

  4. World Cup Group A Snapshot: How the dynamics changed after day one

    Jun 12, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Brazil takes its first step, while Croatia’s margin for error narrows.

  5. Dive, poor officiating get 2014 World Cup off to a bad start

    Jun 12, 2014, 8:50 PM EDT

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    Blame the player, blame the official, but blame the game, too. And in that way, we should probably blame ourselves.

  6. Nerves, Nishimura, Pletikosa: Talking points after Brazil’s victory over Croatia

    Jun 12, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

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    Brazil overcomes their nerves, Yuishi Nishimura becomes famous, and Stipe Pletikosa can’t save Croatia

  7. Two Neymar goals, moment of controversy see Brazil start with 3-1 win over Croatia

    Jun 12, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT

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    A disputed 69th minute penalty may have cost Croatia an opening game point.

  8. At halftime: Own goal, Neymar score leave Brazil even with Croatia — FOLLOW LIVE

    Jun 12, 2014, 4:56 PM EDT

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    Croatia provides an early scare, but Brazils biggest star responds.

  9. Cristiano Ronaldo leaves training with ice on ailing knee

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:54 PM EDT

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    Though he returned in Portugals’ last friendly, things are now looking worse for Cristiano Ronaldo.

  10. VOTE NOW: Who will win the 2014 World Cup?

    Jun 12, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

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    Which nation will pick up the world’s bragging rights at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil?

  11. Mexico announces XI for opener; Chicharito an unhappy sub for country

    Jun 12, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

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    Manchester United’s regular substitute will fill the same role for Mexico in its 2014 World Cup opener.

  12. SportsDash: Excitement and anxiety as World Cup kicks off

    Jun 12, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Yahoo Sports Martin Rogers is on the ground in Brazil and joins SportsDash to talk World Cup 2014 from the off-field to the on-field to the poor field in Manaus.

  13. World Cup Today: Getting started with Brazil and Croatia

    Jun 12, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    There’s only one match on the docket today, but it promises to be a doozy. Mario Mandzukic-less Croatia will attempt to topple host nation and tournament favorite Brazil.

  14. It’s official: Cesc Fabregas is back in London, this time with Chelsea

    Jun 12, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

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    Fabregas will team up with manager Jose Mourinho, whose team was UEFA Champions League semifinalists and the Premier League’s No. 3 team.

  15. Top 20 World Cup Moments: Pelé, Brazil school Italy in 1970 — No. 1

    Jun 12, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Pelé scored first, then had the penultimate touch on a exclamation point goal that makes tiki taka look tacky.

  16. 2014 US Open Cup rolls on with MLS teams snaring wins

    Jun 12, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT

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    San Jose and Houston pick up wins as the fourth round kicks off a week’s worth of fun.

  17. Important World Cup reminder: US fans are all CONCACAF fans this month

    Jun 12, 2014, 10:05 AM EDT

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    Why the improbable, barely possible matchups between the US and Honduras, Mexico and Costa Rica should be a major rooting interest.

  18. Thailand’s junta tries to win favor by ordering free World Cup for all

    Jun 12, 2014, 9:08 AM EDT

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    Look, we’ve overthrown the government, but here’s free soccer. Even Stevens?

  19. Rioters, not terrorists, are bigger security concern at World Cup

    Jun 12, 2014, 8:18 AM EDT

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    World Cup organizers will be using everything from robots to tanks and even drones to keep people safe.

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