Despite all the noise about a Brazilian team looking to win the World Cup for the first time in two decades, it is Croatia who have enjoyed the better first half of this tough contest.
after brazil thrashed South Korea 4-1 In their last game, many people Good goodBut it has been a painstaking performance from Brazil.
Instead, the patience and experience of the Croatians has been on show. Luka Modric, Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic have shown again that, despite their age, they can dominate the central third.
But as has been the case with Croatia throughout this tournament, the team has struggled to create clear chances.
Neymar, who was struggling to take possession of the game, went close to a goal for the Brazilians just before half-time when his free kick was saved by Dominik Livkovic.
Hopefully we are in for a more entertaining second half.