Neymar scores as Brazil thrash Austria in pre World Cup friendly

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Five time world champions Brazil wrapped up their preparations for the World Cup with an impressive 3-0 win against Austria in Vienna. Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho bagged the other goals.

Is Neymar ready for the World Cup?

"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.

Silva's PSG colleague Marquinhos would be forgiven if he feels gutted: he played the majority of the games under Tite as the Brazilians kept 16 clean sheets in 21 occasions.

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 worldwide future. It was his 55th goal for Brazil, pulling him level with Romaria for the third-most in Selecao history. Argentina had to wait a long time before booking their spot at the 2018 World Cup, but Brazil absolutely breezed through their qualification section. Tite's all-star cast, spearheaded by Neymar, are likely to coast through the group but the second qualifying spot is very much up for grabs with Switzerland and Serbia evenly matched, while Costa Rica are not averse to causing an upset. The winger only started training with the squad last week after picking up a thigh injury during Juventus' 2-1 win against Verona in the last round of Italy's Serie A top club competition.

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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.

Coutinho nearly got his second and Brazil's fourth in the 73rd minute but his curling strike from distance rattled the upright with Linder well beaten. 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.

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"Neymar looked incredibly fit and fresh at Anfield".

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