Neymar saves Brazil the blushes with a brace in WC opener after the team fall behind courtesy an own goal.
Dutch took sweet revenge with a vibrant display capped off by two goals each for Van Persie and Robben.
A collection of some of the most interesting data culled from the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2014.
Peralta's 61st minute strike gave them a 1-0 win over Cameroon in their opener at a rain-soaked Dunas arena.
Shah succeeds Narendra Modi who relinquished the post of GCA president on becoming the Prime Minister of India.
With matches against England and Italy lined up, Uruguay may be tempted to give Suarez extra days to recover.
He scored an own goal in the 11th minute after the ball deflected off his toe and rolled into the net.
The Brazil coach heaped praise on Neymar after he scored twice in 3-1 win over Croatia in opener.
Yuichi Nishimura drew flak from Japan's fans over his decision to give a soft penalty to Brazil in opener.
The Crotian defender branded the penalty awarded against him in Brazil's 3-1 win a 'scandal'.
Since we did see the humour in it, we assumed other people would too.
Le Gall said Ribery played as a substitute in the German Cup final on May 17 with-pain killing injections.
Around 10,000 fans watched the open training session in Campinas in a carnival atmosphere.
Several players from the continent play in European leagues but this has fostered a cult of individualism.
The protest created a long traffic jam, causing worried travelers to exit their vehicles.
Dressed in Brazil’s colours, the city’s fans thronged the stadium well ahead of the scheduled hour.
Mercurial Mexico host a troubled Cameroon in the sides’ World Cup Group A opener in Natal on Friday.
Defending champs Spain kick off campaign against Netherlands, last editions’ beaten finalists.
Brazil's poster boy Neymar scored twice and the outstanding Oscar added a late third in the 3-1 win.
Energetic performances from the duo added spark to the ceremony which commenced on a colourful note.
Police unleashing tear gas and stun grenades as protesters moved to block a main road leading to the stadium.
Fabregas had a 8 year stint with Arsenal from 2003-2011 before leaving for Barca.
UEFA boss Platini may himself contest for the top FIFA post and said that he will announce his decision in August.
This World Cup will feature the most advanced jerseys, footballs, boots and also goal line technology.
Pannalal (81) and Chaitali (71)'s passion for football has taken them to eight World Cups previously.