That was exhausting. I really enjoyed that. I particularly liked the bit where I poured praise all over the referee and then it all went horribly wrong...
It did look like it could have been given union, yet another decision Croatia can feel hard done by tonight.
Not a penalty in a million years, Tom. Fred's gone down so easily. But in fairness to the referee, it looked legitimate in real time. It's a hard job.
Some post-match reaction for you there - it seems David Luiz knows how close Croatia were to a shock out there.
With all the controversy, Oscar's tribute should be noted - that's what the World Cup is all about, after all.
Tommy is absolutely right. Remember that Spain actually lost their first game in 2010 and went on to win it
Right, that's it for the Gillette Boot Room from the opening game of the 2014 World Cup! Plenty of controversy for sure, but Brazil take the points thanks to a 3-1 win over Croatia. I've been Tom J Doyle - special thanks to Iain MacIntosh and all you lot for your contributions. Be back here tomorrow for more of the same!
Has to be Oscar for MOM, with Neymar next simply for the way he coped with the pressure. Best players for Croatia were probably Modric and Rakitic in mdifled.
Thanks chaps, enjoy your evenings!