15 Pics Of Brazil Soccer Fans Losing Their Sh-- At The 2014 World Cup

Expressions of Pure Joy.

Judging by the plentiful expressions of pure joy after Brazil defeated Croatia 3-1 in their opening match Thursday night, victory is still cause for celebration, even on a day where protests rose up in cities like Rio and Sao Paolo. (Rio's hosting the World Cup -- and eventually the 2016 Olympics -- has caused political tension in the country between the government and some Brazilians, with a few even vowing to root against their home team.)

Still, in the face of Brazil fans' enthusiasm -- and after the whole FIFA "match-fixing" mess, you can't help but smile along with them. Check out some of our favorite reactions: