Neymar and Coutinho egged by Brazil team-mates


Neymar and Coutinho egged by Brazil team-mates

Big arrival Neymar gestures to the crowd as Brazil touch down in Russia

Big arrival Neymar gestures to the crowd as Brazil touch down in Russia

We managed to play, involve their team and make another big game.

The former FC Barcelona man was on target again for Brazil in their 3-0 friendly win over Austria on Sunday, with his goal grabbing all the headlines, and rightfully so.

Germany head into the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation as firm favourites to retain the title, after dominating the qualification stage for the World Cup.

Gabriel Jesus got the scoring started against Austria and in doing so probably made sure of a starting place ahead of Roberto Firmino in Brazil's World Cup opener against Switzerland next Sunday.

Brazil attracted hordes of fans who gathered around the pitch where the team is practising.

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. "When we get him in the last third of the field he is lethal". It's not bad for me that my players can go on holiday, ' the Red Devils boss said. The ace forward is his country's biggest hope at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation and will be tasked with spearheading the Tite-coached team's attack.

Argentina lost the 2014 World Cup final 1-0 to Germany after extra time, before suffering successive defeats by Chile on penalties at the Copa America in 2015 and 2016.

The forward was pelted with eggs and flower as he sat on the grass during training. He had a full clinical recovery, ' he said on Tuesday.

Ranked a lowly 70 in the world, Russian Federation have not won for seven consecutive games.

Those who like statistics are already salivating: Unless there is an injury, Thiago Silva is set to start the World Cup alongside Miranda in the heart of defence.