2014 FIFA World Cup


June 13
Dazzling images of the World Cup opening ceremony and first match between Brazil and Croatia.

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Riot police face protesters near the FIFA Fan Fest at Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach on June 12. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP

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Performers take part in the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony in São Paulo's Arena Corinthians stadium on June 12. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

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Jennifer Lopez performs during the 2014 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony. Pedro Ugarte/AFP

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Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar, left, watches as his teammate Marcelo scores an own goal during Brazil's World Cup opening match against Croatia. Pedro Ugarte/AFP

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Croatia's Ivan Perisic, left, celebrates a goal as Brazil's Marcelo looks on during the opening match of the World Cup in São Paulo. Odd Andersen/AFP

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Croatia's Luka Modric, right, watches as his teammate Darijo Srna tackles Brazil's Neymar during their opening match on June 12. Francois Xavier Marit/AFP

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Brazil's Neymar celebrates scoring a goal during his team's 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the World Cup. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

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Croatian players react as referee Yuichi Nishimura awards Brazil a penalty during the opening match of the World Cup on June 12. Odd Andersen/AFP

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