Austria vs. Brazil - Football Match Report

  • Austria vs. Brazil - Football Match Report

Austria vs. Brazil - Football Match Report

And after the friendly victory, Neymar spoke about Brazil's World Cup chances in Russian Federation while joking about Austria's rough gameplan.

His goal took him on to 55 from 85 caps and he was proud to move level with Romario as Brazil's third highest scorer, leaving him 22 behind record-holder Pele.

Gabriel Jesus gave Brazil the lead after 36 minutes with a slick finish from a tight angle. Yeah, he's ready for the World Cup.

"You have to trust, you dream", Neymar told reporters.

Brazil have not lost since June 2017, a run of 10 games, and have kept 16 clean sheets in 21 games since Tite took over in June 2016.

The Selecao will now fly to Russia fresh from victories over Croatia, Austria, Russia and the defending world champions, Germany.

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

Six minutes later, Selecao bagged a third goal as Coutinho played a neat one-two with Roberto Firmino before placing the ball beyond a helpless Lindner.

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Some sublime trickery left home defender Aleksandar Dragovic on the seat of his shorts before Neymar coolly slotted home to put Tite's side 2-0 up. 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.

Brazil coach Tite said he felt "extremely proud" of his team, although he said they could be more clinical. It was always going to be tough for Austria to respond as changes from both teams made it a stop-start match, but the European nation - despite giving up a host of chances in the second half - showed enough over the 90 minutes to suggest that they are moving in the right direction.

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.

Not only does Neymar look healthy, he's making any concerns look foolish.