The 2014 World Cup kicks off today as Brazil, the hosts, take on Croatia in what should be a premier match up from Group A. With Brazil the favorites to win the competition at home, they should start the opening match off flying and Croatia will need to hold on for dear life.
This is your all-purpose World Cup open thread. Drop in to make some predictions, talk about the game, or anything else World Cup related.
Brazil vs. Croatia
Watch it on: ESPN
Kick off: 1:00 PM PT at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo
World Cup Resources
Make sure to check out SB Nation's World Cup preview.
The Timbers Army have put together a guide to watching the World Cup in Portland.
Head to the source at FIFA.com for the full match schedule. (Be sure to hit "Change to your time".)