Chile Beats Australia 3-1: World Cup Live Updates

PHOTO: Australias Mark Bresciano, left, and Chiles Arturo Vidal battle for the ball during the group B World Cup soccer match between Chile and Australia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, June 13, 2014.

Well, if you had predicted the opening game of the 2014 World Cup would have a questionable refereeing decision that may have determined the game's outcome, you're a big winner.

Neymar led hosts Brazil in its 3-1 victory over Croatia, scoring two goals, including one that came after a controversial penalty call. Brazil is seeking to win a sixth World Cup title, having last hosted in 1950 when it lost to Uruguay in the final.

The rest of Group A played today, with Mexico beating Cameroon 1-0.

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In a rematch of the 2010 final, Netherlands trounced Spain, 5-1.

Elsewhere in Group B, Chile plays Australia at 6 p.m.

The World Cup will feature 32 nations -- placed in eight groups with four teams apiece -- and a total of 64 games. The United States has qualified for its seventh straight World Cup and will be looking to get out of a very tough group that features Germany, Portugal and Ghana.

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