Barcelona conceded a surprise early goal but a double from Pedro helped them fight back to secure a 4-1 victory at Cartagena.
Hosts Brazil will get the ball rolling against Croatia, while holders Spain face 2010 runners-up Netherlands.
Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque was proved correct after the world champions were drawn to meet Holland in their opening game of next summer's World Cup in
World champions Spain will face Holland, the side they beat in the 2010 final, in the group stage of the 2014 finals next summer.
The key to a successful World Cup is to start off against tough opponents rather than easy ones, according to two former winners.
Barcelona welcome back Jordi Alba for their King's Cup clash at Cartagena on Friday but the Spanish champions still have several players unavailable.
Joe Allen could only marvel at a "masterclass" from Luis Suarez after the striker scored four brilliant goals.
Barcelona can get their season back on track following two defeats when they face Caragena in the cup, says Gerard Pique.
Striker Luis Suarez has pledged to carry on scoring the goals which will fire Liverpool back into the Champions League.
We profile 2014 World Cup finalists Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo looks to make his mark at an international tournament.
We profile 2014 World Cup finalists Uruguay, who are looking to their formidable front line to inspire them in Brazil.
We profile South American giants Argentina as Lionel Messi aims to emulate 1986 World Cup hero Diego Maradona.
Brendan Rodgers likened an "incredible" performance from Luis Suarez to those from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lionel Messi is in good spirits and with patience will recover fully from his thigh injury, Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella announced.
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