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Where can I watch the Brazil vs Croatia opening game of the 2014 World Cup?

The opening game of the FIFA 2014 World Cup sees host nation Brazil welcoming Croatia at Estado do Maracanã, where the first and final match of the tournament will be played. 

The first match kicks off at 9:00PM British Summer Time and is one of the slightly earlier games of the tournament – with some games not due to kick off ‘til 11:00PM, there’s a chance your local pub will be able to comfortably seat everyone happy before last orders have to be called. 

If you’re not going to be watching the game in the pub, here’s how you can watch Brazil vs Croatia from the comfort of your own home on ITV and ITV HD. 

Where can I watch the Brazil vs Croatia opening game of the 2014 World Cup?
Brazil’s supporters before last year’s friendly against England at Rio

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Freeview and YouView

ITV will be showing Brazil vs Croatia on Freeview and YouView channel 3. Those who want to watch in high definition can tune into ITV HD on channel 103. 


Freesat viewers in England can get ITV in SD at channel 103 and at channel 119 in England, Wales and the Scottish Borders. 

In Northern Ireland and Scotland, channel 119 on Freesat is occupied by UTV HD and STV HD respectively. 


Sky customers can tune into Brazil vs Croatia on channel 103 for regular ITV and channel 178 for ITV HD. If you’re not able to get in front of the TV for the game, you can use Sky Go to stream the action online or on your phone or tablet. 

Virgin Media

Virgin Media TV customers can catch the opening game of the World Cup on ITV on channel 103 and in high definition over on channel 113. 

Online – ITV Player and TVPlayer

You’ll be able to watch all of the ITV World Cup games live on the ITV Player. The TVPlayer app for iOS, Android and Amazon Kindle tablets will also let you stream ITV’s coverage of England vs Uruguay live. 

Don’t forget to check out our feature telling you where you can watch every other World Cup 2014 game

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