Philippe Coutinho, who struggled to impress for Barcelona during the 2018-19 campaign, scored twice in the space of three second-half minutes before Everton netted a stunner for the host nation late on.
In truth, it was always going to be a straightforward start to their Group A campaign for Tite's side against a Bolivia outfit that entered the competition as the lowest-ranked CONMEBOL team.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
BRAZIL: Alisson, Alves, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Luis; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Richarlison, Firmino, Neres
BOLIVIA: Lampe; D Bejarano, Haquin, Jusino, M Bejarano; Chumacero, Justiniano, Saucedo, Saavedra; Castro; Martins