it's not quite clear that Brazil know what to do now. They're playing with a lot of frantic energy and seeming panic.
Brazil still have a ton of possession. They use it to make a wonderful cross field pass to Alves, which he pulls out of the air delicately. And then meekly chips it into the goalkeeper's hands.
Paulinho has the best Brazilian chance so far, but shots straight at the keeper. Everything good for Brazil, from Alves, Oscar and now Paulinho has come down the right.
A great chance for Brazil. Neymar cuts down to the right byline and cuts the ball back to the penalty spot. he doesn't find a teammate, but the ball is deflected to Oscar. Oscar hits a great shot from 20 yards, which is well saved.
For some reason, the TV feed just used goal line technology to verify that the obvious Croatian goal scored by Marcelo was indeed an obvious Croatian goal scored by Marcelo.
Neymar has collected the tournament's first yellow card for elbowing Modric in the face. So, if you had Marcelo as the tournament's first scorer (with an own goal), and Neymar as the first card, congratulations!
And BRAZIL SCORE. Neymar picks up the ball in midfield, loses a few Croatians and sort of scuffs his shot. But it ends up in off the bottom of the right goal post.
Brazil seems to have gotten into the flow now, their attacks are more methodical and precise.
Brazil try another 40-yard corssfield pass to Alves on the right. It's cut out by Croatia and they win possession back after Brazil throw. Said possession last a few seconds.
Again down the right, Oscar plays a great ball towards Paulinho about 12 yards out, but neither a Brazilian nor a Croatian can get to the pass. Great chance.
Modric and Rakitic are now playing very deep, trying to hold some possession. It works, until Marcelo is fouled in his own half and Oscar again takes off down the right.
Neymar, Alves and Oscar form a nice little triangle on the wide right. Neymar is fouled and takes the free-kick. And it's headed out for a corner by Croatia. Brazil take the corner short and it's cleared by Croatia.
Two minutes of added time are announced moments after Neymar dribbles down the inside right again. Croatia should probably think about this during halftime.
And that's halftime. Brazil's only aim at halftime will be to avoid the disaster that not winning this game would entail. Croatia will be more pleased, but the amount of space Brazil have had to run into, particularly on the right, is not good.
And we're off! Brazil kick off the second half with approximately a minute of uninterrupted possession.
Everything still going wide down Brazil's right. Oscar and Hulk are taking turns hugging the touchline. And now Alves again cuts down the right. His cross is headed away.
Free kick to Brazil just about on top of the corner flag. Neymar takes. Nothing comes of it, and Croatia gallop away. And Brazil come back down and attack again. All very open until Croatia win a deep free kick and Pletikosa slows things way, way down.
Croatia are having their best period of the second half. Modric and Rakitic are seeing lots of the ball.
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Brazil's best work of the second half breaks down. Oscar cuts clear on the right, feeds Neymar centrally, who then over hits his pass to wide open Hulk.
Croatia make the first sub of the game: Brozovic is on, Kovacic is off.
Neymar breaks and it's two on four to the Croatians. he's stopped by a tough, tough tackle. Yellow card and now Neymar wants to take it.
instead it's Alves, who shoots about a yard above the crossbar. Pletikosa had it easily covered.
Sub: Hulk goes off, Bernard comes on.
PENALTY TO BRAZIL. And a yellow card to Lovren for taking down Fred. On replay, that's very soft. Such is the benefit of being the host nation.