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FIFA World Cup: A must watch top five matches in the group stage

India TV Sports Desk 13 Jun 2014, 8:23:37 IST
India TV Sports Desk

New Delhi:  The first stage of the World Cup 2014  has some interesting matches lined up in its itinerary . India TV takes a look on some of the matches that will be an hotly contested affa 


Brazil vs Croatia, June 13, 1:30 am IST

The opening match which involves the host nation will be definitely worthy  to be seen. The first match will set the tone for the rest of the tournament. The Brazilian fans will get an early chance to see if the boys really can deliver with hopes attached to them. The match will showcase Brazil's star-studded line-up featuring Neymar, Hulk, Fred, Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Oscar .

Spain vs Netherlands, June 14, 00:30 am IST

The finalist of the 2010 world cup will meet in the group stage this time around. Netherlands will be looking to take the revenge from the defending champions Spain.

The big three  of Netherlands Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie - can give any team a run for the money, and Louis van Gaal's men will be hoping for revenge against the defending champions.