Brazil will head to St. Petersburg frustrated by an opening day performance that will leave many questioning their early credentials.
Having been held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland after an underwhelming performance, Tite's side know the eyes of the world will be on them as they try to get back on track.
A stuttering attack, a disappointing midfield display and a defence that was breached all too easily: Brazil's Sunday evening outing in a nutshell.
Costa Rica will also head to the north-western corner of Russia licking their wounds. An abject display saw the 2014 surprise package easily beaten by Serbia.
The level of togetherness, spirit and never-say-die attitude of four years ago is a quickly fading memory as the Central American nation face the prospect of being eliminated after only two matches.
Both sides have a point to prove on Friday, though from Brazil's point of view, it can't get any worse than 2014... surely?