Neymar lands in Russia, Messi casts doubt over future

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

Manchester City striker Jesus also insisted Tite's side are ready for the tournament.

As the atmosphere built before Thursday's curtain raiser between the hosts and Saudi Arabia, the French and Argentine players were put through their paces while Brazil took the day off.

Brazil arrived in Russian Federation on Monday hungry to make amends for their World Cup humiliation in 2014 with Neymar apparently fighting fit, as Lionel Messi cast doubt over his global future.

The 26-year-old's World Cup hopes were shrouded in uncertainty and the images which followed were those of pain and concern as he was carried off on a stretcher.

Roma goalkeeper Allison is one of the most sought after custodians in Europe
Roma goalkeeper Allison is one of the most sought after custodians in Europe

"For me it is a great honour, great happiness to reach Romario, to be among the top scorers of the Brazilian team", the PSG star told reporters after the match. 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.

On Sunday, those in a bitterly divided land may put their differences to one side and finally unite in order to get behind a team reimagined under Tite and with a genuine chance of going all the way in Russian Federation.

He latched onto a through ball from former Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino before sliding home. We managed to play, involve their team and make another big game. Not even Neymar hit the net that often under Tite.

So, yeah, Neymar is definitely back. Although one would surely think that Neymar would trade all his goals for the World Cup winner's medals his aforementioned cohorts collected during their sparkling careers.

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