Firmino tees one up as Brazil beat Austria

Thiago Silva Alisson Brazil Germany

Thiago Silva Alisson Brazil Germany

Brazil play Switzerland next Sunday in their World Cup opener.

Selecao eventually broke the deadlock with 10 minutes remaining in the first-half, with Gabriel Jesus slotting into the far corner from a tight angle.

Marcelo's long-range shot was blocked, but the ball fell to Jesus inside the area and the Manchester City striker took a touch before finishing beautifully past Heinz Lindner in the Austrian goal.

Neymar, who was making his first start in three months after recovering from a foot injury, doubled the advantage with a fine goal just after the hour-mark before Coutinho added a third in the 69th-minute. He stayed on for nearly the entire game, being replaced in the 84th by Douglas Costa.

Tite's squad is brimming with world class talent, and in Neymar, they possess a player capable of pure magic.

"I wanted to pay homage to him in some way because he is an idol".

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A week ago, Neymar came on for the second half against Croatia in Liverpool and had an immediate impact as he opened the scoring after dribbling past two opponents to help Brazil win 2-0. "When we spring him into action in the last third of the field, he is lethal". The Brazilian squad will hold a public training on June 12.

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"I do not even know the limit of Neymar", Tite told reporters afterwards.

Tite said his team "can get a bit more effective but still have a week left to work on that". 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. Mo Salah (pictured) is another star to watch in the World Cup.

Neuer is key to Germany and their quest to win back-to-back World Cups, and German fans will hope that he is back to his best in Russian Federation.

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