Neymar's stunning World Cup warning in Brazil romp


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Since recovering from the broken metatarsal injury suffered with PSG in February this year, Neymar has scored in consecutive fixtures upon his return.

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That goal was Neymar's 55th for the Seleção, with only Pele and Ronaldo scoring more.

Brazil will hope Neymar can carry the hopes of the nation. "His technical and creative capacity is impressive. When we release him in the last third of the field, he's lethal".

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

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Coutinho when then hit the crossbar while Firmino nearly got on the scoresheet as the game ended in a deserved 3-0 win to the visitors. "It was a hard match, with heavy physical contact and we did really well".

Tite's side - out to put right their 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany four years ago - also face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

He thinks Argentina will beat Spain in the quarters because they have Lionel Messi, while Germany will reach the last four after beating Belgium.

The forward was pelted with eggs and flower as he sat on the grass during training.

Once they touched down, tracksuited Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov was among the first to greet Salah. "The match (against Austria) and the performance will decide that".

"He still feels pain. this type of injury needs a recovery period of three weeks before going back to the field", he said.

The tournament takes place in Russian Federation, but Goldman doesn't see the host nation getting out of the group stages.

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

Sublime control, unmatched skills and a poised finish was what resulted into a stunning effort by the Brazilian - who will be carrying a lot of weight of expectations on his shoulders in Russian Federation.