I think Niko Kovac will be very happy to get his team in for half-time right now. They're starting to look a little ragged and tired.
Brazil looking to break through at the end of the half here as Neymar twists and turns, but Hulk blasts his effort over. The Barca star is running the show for the Selecao.
HALF-TIME! Brazil 1-1 Croatia
Brazil is 26-8-12 in World Cup history when tied at the half. Croatia is 3-3-2 in World Cup history when tied at the half.
What a fascinating start to the tournament. Modric has been splendid for Croatia, but even he can't seem to repel the Brazilian recovery. Nerves got the better of the hosts back there, but they've settled now and it's looking ominous.
Good point sidvaz - unless Croatia tire, Brazil desperately need some cover down the right. Olic is getting too much space, so Ramires or Willian would be good additions to track and also offer an attacking threat.
I'd say more of the same - keep exploiting the flanks and look to break as Brazil get more desperate to please the crowd.
I think you're right, Wu. They've got to grips with Olic now and Perisic has been quiet after that excellent early cross. Jelavic needs to impose himself too. You wonder how this might have gone had Mandzukic been able to play...