World Cup Today, June 12

Today's game: Brazil vs. Croatia in Sao Paulo

TV: ESPN, 3 p.m.

Should I skip work for this?: Absolutely. It's the start of the World Cup and Brazil against a quality opponent will be fun to watch. As a bonus, Croatia usually have the best uniforms in the tournament.

Who should I watch?: All eyes are going to be on Neymar, Oscar and Hulk (yes, that's what's on his jersey), but the key to this team may be Luiz Gustavo, a defensive midfielder who will stay in front of the defense, win balls, cut off attacks and let Marcelo and Dani Alves — two of the best fullbacks in the world — bomb forward and make life impossible for opposing defenses.

Completely worthless predictions

David Boclair — 4-0, Brazil

Steve Cavendish — 3-0, Brazil

Geert De Lombaerde — 2-1, Brazil

J.R. Lind — 3-1, Brazil