Neymar goal caps impressive Brazil win over feisty Austria

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Brazil will travel from Vienna to its World Cup base in Sochi, though it won't play any of its group matches near the Black Sea resort.

Brazil were at full throttle, and have issued an ominous warning to other contenders.

A week before Brazil's World Cup opener against Switzerland, Neymar started for the first time since recovering from fracturing his right foot which kept him out for three months.

"I don't know if I can say that this will be the team at the start of the World Cup", he told reporters.

Brazil's forward Neymar celebrates during the worldwide friendly football match Austria vs Brazil in Vienna, on 10 June 2018. Tite has worked to address any perceived reliance on the PSG star by incorporating both Gabriel Jesus and Phil Coutinho into a fluid front three and it has paid dividends. "Everyone was unharmed", the Paris Saint-Germain ace said about Austria's strategy.

It could have been worse for Austria, Coutinho rattling the bar with a delicate effort after 76 minutes, and Firmino denied by a fine save in the closing moments.

The 26-year-old also spoke about the mood in the camp ahead of the tournament in Russian Federation.

The skill that Neymar showed before slotting past Lindner for 2-0 was staggering, and his strike saw him move joint-level with Romario on 55 global goals, before leaving the field to a standing ovation in the 84th minute.

The goal was Neymar´s 55th in a Brazil shirt, allowing him to draw level with Romario on his country´s list of all-time leading scorers - only Pele and Ronaldo have scored more goals for Brazil.

Reported Manchester United target Arnautovic then scuffed a shot into the turf and over from 10 yards after Schopf and Stefan Lainer picked apart an uncomfortable looking Brazil backline. But Coutinho makes Brazil a more efficient team and certainly much more joyful to watch.

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.

Tite's side faced an Austria team that were coming off the back of a 2-1 victory over Germany last week, a result which extended their unbeaten run to eight games.

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