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Brazil Vs Croatia, 2014 World Cup Kick-Off for Marcelo and Modric

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The opening game of the 2014 World Cup features two Real Madrid players: Modric and Marcelo

Warren Little

The Games

Brazil vs. Croatia - 4 p.m. ET, 10 p.m. CET: The World Cup gets underway tonight with a very interesting match between Croatia and Brazil. While Modric's Croatia appear to be the underdogs, there could be some surprises. Too bad Mandzukic is not playing, though.

Any Real Madrid players involved?

Marcelo and Modric will both start for their respective squads.

How about former madridistas?

No former Real Madrid players will feature in this game.

Any transfer targets or rival players I'm probably interested in?

Apparently, Real Madrid want to sign Mario Mandzukic as a Karim Benzema-backup. And the rumors linking Ramires with Real Madrid can't stop. The Croatian striker will not feature although he's always a starter while Ramires will likely be on the bench.

How do I watch these games?

In the United States, you can watch on ESPN in English and Univision in Spanish. Both of those networks also show the game online on their streaming platform. The same goes for the UK, where you can watch the game on ITV or the ITV Player. In Spain, the game can be watched at GolT and Telecinco. Check LiveSoccerTV for listings in your country.