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Neymar confirmed in Brazil starting line-up

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Neymar has been confirmed in Brazil's starting line-up for their World Cup-opening match against Croatia.

The Barcelona attacker had injury concerns ahead of the hosts' Group A match in Sao Paulo, but coach Luiz Felipe Scolari included him in his first XI.

Chelsea star Oscar also starts despite going through a patchy spell of form, while Fred will lead Brazil's line of attack.

Luka Modric and Nikica Jelavić both start for Croatia.

Brazil: Cesar, D.Alves, T.Silva, D.Luiz, Marcelo, Paulinho, L.Gustavo, Hulk, Oscar, Neymar, Fred

Croatia: letikosa, Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaijko, Brozovic, Olic, Modric, Rakitic, Perisic, Jelavic

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