Neymar on target again as Brazil beat Austria

After scoring a peach of a goal on his injury-return against Croatia in a World Cup warm-up game, he scored another stunning goal on his first start in four months after recovering from a metatarsal injury. It was a quite superb effort, the former Barcelona man controlling Willian's chipped pass on his thigh just inside the box and then leaving Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic on the floor with some delightful footwork before rolling the ball home.

Sunday's match suggested that Brazil could start the World Cup in Russian Federation with the so-called magic quartet of Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Gabriel Jesus and Neymar.

He would not confirm, however, that the same side would start Brazil's opening World Cup game against Switzerland on 17 June.

Six minutes later, substitute Roberto Firmino set Philippe Coutinho clear down the left and he curled his shot wide of Lindner for the third. Deployed this way, he and Neymar will not occupy the same space and that can only be good for Brazil.

"I wanted to pay homage to him in some way because he is an idol".

Manchester City striker Jesus also insisted Tite's side are ready for the tournament. Similar fouls were committed by Florian Grillitsch in the 35th and Sebatian Proedl in the 53rd.

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And Neymar blossomed in the final half-hour - when Austria's tight defense opened up - showing off his individual skills and crowning his performance with a fine finish that further cracked Austria's resistance. The Brazilian squad will hold a public training on June 12.

With friendly victories over two strong European nations, Brazil go into the World Cup well prepared for the challenge that lies ahead of them.

"The concentration and competitiveness of the team was laudable", Brazil coach Tite told reporters.

The five-time world champions will live at the Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia and train at the the Yug-Sport stadium.

Brazil, who have won all four games this year without conceding a goal, also face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

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