Neymar goal caps impressive Brazil win over feisty Austria

Brazil vs Austria FIFA International Friendly Live Streaming: Where And Watch on TV (IST)

Brazil vs Austria FIFA International Friendly Live Streaming: Where And Watch on TV (IST)

Brazil scored three superbly-taken goals, including a stunning Neymar effort, to beat feisty Austria 3-0 in sweltering conditions on Sunday and put the finishing touches to their impressive World Cup preparation.

Gabriel Jesus gave Brazil the lead after 36 minutes with a slick finish from a tight angle, while Philippe Coutinho added a third 20 minutes from the end.

Skip forward to Tuesday, just two days before the World Cup begins and five days before Brazil's opener against Switzerland, and Neymar was the picture of happiness, content with harbouring the responsibility of a football-obsessed nation.

"I don't know the limit of Neymar, " Brazil coach Tite said through an interpreter when asked if his main striker was back at full strength. Philippe Coutinho was also on the scoresheet on Sunday, and Willian, Douglas Costa and Roberto Firmino can be called upon.

Brazil vs Austria FIFA International Friendly Live Streaming: Where And Watch on TV (IST)

Tite's side go into the tournament off the back of warm-up wins over Croatia and Austria. "When we release him in the last third of the field, he's lethal".

Each time, Neymar remained sitting on the pitch and holding his left ankle with a painful face, though he eventually got up and didn't looked hampered during play. "The match (against Austria) and the performance will decide that". "Ahead of a competition as important as the World Cup, the entire focus should be on it. Rumors shouldn't matter". The Brazilian squad will hold a public training on June 12.

On Sunday, those in a bitterly divided land may put their differences to one side and finally unite in order to get behind a team reimagined under Tite and with a genuine chance of going all the way in Russian Federation.

The Barca man laughed off the birthday treatment, in keeping with the high spirits of the Brazilian camp as they head into the World Cup which has seen them go undefeated in their last 11 games. So, heading into the 2018 World Cup, here are the lowest-ranked sides set to feature in the competition.

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