Day two of the world cup was not without it's controversies, but it saw some goals and a shock result. The tournament moves on with Groups C and D joining the competition. The first Newcastle player will take the pitch this tournament as Chiek Tiote will help lead the Ivory Coast against Japan.
Yesterday in Brazil
We begin with the most talked about game prior to the tournament. Everyone was looking forward to the match-up between Spain and the Netherlands. It was the first time the previous tournament's finalists had played in group play in the next World Cup. Would we see another replay of the 1-0 Spanish win?
Diego Costa, who was expected to play for Brazil but switched to Spain, could be in trouble. He appeared to headbutt a Dutch player, though no action was taken on the pitch. We will see if FIFA takes action.
Mexico got off to a good start in the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Cameroon. This was the match that saw controversy, as two Mexican goals were disallowed for being offsides. The first disallowed goal was incorrect, the second was a bit more questionable.
Chile looked like they were going to run rampant over Australia with two quick goals, but the Socceroos pulled one back before the half to make it 2-1 to Chile. It looked like it would end that way until a nice strike in stoppage time saw Chile push their advantage to 3-1. Chile now hold a six goal lead over Spain in the race for second place.
If that wasn't bad enough for Australia, their own prime minister doesn't know who they are.
Today in Brazil
There are four games on tap today. The action begins with Columbia-Greece in Group C. Then Group D takes over with Uruguay-Costa Rica and England-Italy. Group D then closes out the festivities with Ivory Coast-Japan.
Columbia vs Greece
Uruguay vs Costa Rica
The big news in this match is that Luis Suarez is not in the Uruguay line-up. He could come off the bench.
Costa Rica will be underdogs, not just in this match, but in Group D as a whole. They don't care.
England vs Italy
Would you like an analysis of the suits Italy wore off the plane? Of course you do.
Ivory Coast vs Japan
Actual news on the Ivory Coast is kind of limited, so here's a listicle from Buzzfeed.
Just kidding! The Ivory Coast will rely on veterans to succeed.
Of course, we will be pulling for Cheick Tiote in this match. He says being in the World Cup will make him a better player. Tiote has made 45 appearances for The Elephants, scoring one goal. Don't be alarmed, he'll be wearing #9.
This article has to run because Japan: They did not fly in a Pokemon plane.
Slate says USMNT needs a new nickname. I don't like their suggestion, but read for yourselves.