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06/12/2014 04:30 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Brazil Scored The First Goal Of The World Cup ... Against Itself (VIDEO)

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This was not the start that Brazil wanted.

In the opening match of the 2014 World Cup, the host nation gifted an unlikely 1-0 lead to Croatia with a shocking own goal. Brazil defender Marcelo knocked a Croatia cross into his own net in the 11th minute.

Neymar would bail out his teammate in the 29th minute with game-tying strike. The teams would head into halftime deadlocked, 1-1.

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