The FIFA World Cup 2014 kicked off in a big way as Barcelona superstar Neymar scored two goals and Oscar added one more to seal a Brazil's 3-1 victory over Croatia in the opening game of the biggest tournament in sports on Friday in Brazil.
Neymar Jr. lived up to his hype as the 22-year old delivered two magnificent goals - though one of which coming from a controversial spot-kick call.
It's no secret Brazil is facing an immense pressure of reclaiming the World Cup after struggling to get deep into the knockout rounds for two consecutive editions.
But having a lineup filled with rookies at the big stage means Brazil's journey to the holy grail of football is not going to be a walk in the park. It's expected to be an upheaval, as 31 other teams look to seize the moment from the host country.
Marcelo's Own Goal
Marcelo suddenly became the most-hated man on Brazil after inadvertently kicking the ball in his own goal in the 11th minute mark of the match.
The Real Madrid left back suddenly had a big bulls-eye on the back, as soccer fans around the world directed their frustrations and anger towards him after giving the Croatian underdogs a brief 1-0 lead.
However, it was a different guy who received majority of criticism from the fan. Marcelo, the soccer player with 2.13 million followers on his twitter account, was not the most hated person on Twitter. That title belonged to a model named Marcello, who had few words to his newest haters.
"To all those hurling abuse at me for scoring an own goal, please re-direct your anger to @12MarceloV. Thank you," Marcello posted on his Twitter account.
Racy Photo from Brazilian Chick
Marcelo's goal prompted all sorts of reactions from the fans at the Corinthians Arena. However, there was no more controversial gesture that that of a woman, who gave everybody a peak at her breast.
The World Cup has just started but the fanfare is already peaking up. Over the next few weeks, as teams battle for football supremacy, there's sure going to have a lot of crazy stuffs happening on and off the field - and perhaps that what makes football a beautiful game to watch.