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The World Cup Got Off To A Super Sad Start For Brazil

An own goal in the opening game? Not the start the home country wanted.

1. With the eyes of the world — and the expectations of a nation — upon them, Brazil fell behind 1-0 in the 11th minute against Croatia thanks to an own goal.

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It was defender Marcelo with the gaffe.

2. Twitter and Vine had a lot to say about this:

Trying to explain the first goal today. #WorldCup #OwnGoal #BraVsCro

— SimiLeka (@Simione Taufalele)

The memes have started #BrazilvsCroatia #Marcelo #OwnGoal

— iam_ikonik (@Ikonik Digital)

This is the face you make when you score an #OwnGoal in front of the home crowd to open #WorldCup #BRAvsCRO #Marcelo

— KirkGimenez (@Kirk Gimenez)

Someone tell him, he is playing for yellow team, not for red and white. #OwnGoal #Fifa2014

— AhsanTanoli (@Ahsan Masood Tanoli)

As we speak..Marcelo.. #caferio #worldcup #BrazilvsCroatia #owngoal

— GeorgeKora (@George Kora)

Marcelo is now a victim of the internet lol #Brazil2014 #Marcelo #OwnGoal

— iam_ikonik (@Ikonik Digital)

14. But Neymar responded with the tying goal a few minutes later, so all of Brazil can breathe easy.

For more reactions, check out #owngoal on Twitter.

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