Neymar's stunning World Cup warning in Brazil romp

No. 1 USA 1-0 England 1950 England captain Billy Wright and U.S. captain Ed Mc Ilvenny exchange souvenirs at the start of their match

No. 1 USA 1-0 England 1950 England captain Billy Wright and U.S. captain Ed Mc Ilvenny exchange souvenirs at the start of their match

Brazil finished off their World Cup warm-up schedule with an impressive 3-0 win over Austria in Vienna.

Neymar made it two just past the hour mark as he latched onto Willian's chipped pass before sitting Aleksandar Dragovic down with an impudent piece of skill and sidefooting home.

A metatarsal injury suffered in February has kept the nation's talisman on the sidelines, and initially there were concerns he wouldn't be fully fit by the time Brazil lined up against Switzerland in their tournament opener.

Neymar was running at full stride against Austria.

Brazil arrived in Russian Federation on Monday hungry to make amends for their World Cup humiliation in 2014 with Neymar apparently fighting fit, as Lionel Messi cast doubt over his global future. Brazil, one of the contenders for the crown will look to do their last-minute adjustments and get things in order before Russian Federation 2018.

Owen believes that Brazil, whose 2014 World Cup ended in such disappointment, will bounce back and lift their first trophy since 2002.

Neymar completed 83 minutes before making way for Douglas Costa - a decision Tite explained was taken as a precaution against any potential muscular strains for his star man. Fernandinho dropping to the bench to accommodate Neymar and give Coutinho a central role was the only adjustment to the side that faced Croatia but Tite once again refuted suggestions his XI to take on Switzerland in Rostov is locked in.

Team doctor Mohamed Abou al-Ela admitted the striker, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool this season, was unlikely to play in Egypt's opening Group A match against Uruguay on Friday. Brazil is in red-hot form after their wins over Germany and Croatia.

Under Tite, Brazil have regained the swagger that has been missing from recent World Cup squads.

His fellow attackers Gabriel Jesus and Coutinho also scored in a match where Brazil dominated Austria that has been on an eight match unbeaten streak. It saw a seven-match winning streak, including victories over World Cup host Russian Federation and world champion Germany, come to an end.

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