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06/12/2014 04:47 pm ET Updated Jun 12, 2014

Neymar's First World Cup Goal Gets Brazil Level With Croatia (VIDEO)

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With Brazil reeling, Neymar stepped up.

Wearing the iconic yellow No. 10 shirt, Neymar got Brazil level with Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 World Cup with a goal in the 29th minute.

Croatia took a surprise 1-0 lead in the 11th minute thanks to a shocking own goal by Brazil defender Marcelo. The teams would remain tied, 1-1, heading into halftime.

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