Neymar the star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training

  • Neymar the star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training

Neymar the star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training

Neymar, who will hope to spearhead Brazil's bid for a sixth World Cup win, led the host of Selecao players, who appeared in an unerringly calm and upbeat mood ahead of what promises to be a scintillating tournament.

That goal was Neymar's 55th for the Seleção, with only Pele and Ronaldo scoring more. "Dreaming is not forbidden".

And the win over after their 3-0 victory over Austria on Sunday, Coutinho believes it has given him confidence going into World Cup.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring while Philippe Coutinho added a third in the second half. With how the draw worked out, Germany and Brazil could potentially meet for a rematch, either in the first match of the knockout round, or the final. He was unmarked on the left side of the area when Marcelo's deflected shot came his way and he curled the ball past Lindner before it hit the far post and went in.

Lindner was a spectator as Coutinho sent one of his speciality strikes thumping against the bar, while his underworked opposite number Alisson tipped behind from substitute Stefan Hierlander in the 81st minute - preserving a fifth consecutive global clean sheet before Neymar departed late on to a warm ovation.

"They've two brilliant goalkeepers, they've got defenders and they have that array of attacking talent with Neymar, Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho", Owen told the Daily Mail. "Ahead of a competition as important as the World Cup, the entire focus should be on it. Rumors shouldn't matter".

"The game was important to us".

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.

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.

"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.