Paulinho and Luiz Gustavo are in midfield for the Brazilians, while Thiago Silva and David Luiz are the centre-back pairing. It's the lineup we knew we'd all get, and it's the lineup that Brazil will be hoping can win them the World Cup.
Croatia, meanwhile, opt to start the 20-year-old Mateo Kovacic in midfield ahead of the more experienced Ognjen Vukojevic. With Mario Mandzukic suspended, Nikica Jelavic starts up front in his stead, with Ivan Perisic and Ivica Olic on the wings.
Brazil starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Julio César; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Paulinho, Luiz Gustavo; Hulk, Oscar, Neymar; Fred.