Austria vs. Brazil - Football Match Report


There were great concerns in Brazil as star player Neymar suffered an injury to his right foot in February, with many fearing he will not be in fit in time for the World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

That pulled him level with Romario's total of 55 worldwide goals, making him Brazil's third joint top-scorer after Pele and Ronaldo. They have Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho, too, players who have come of age over the past year and now have a touch of arrogance and class about them.

Therefore Brazil should pat themselves on the back after their last pre-World Cup friendlies.

Yeah, pretty safe to say Neymar is ready for the World Cup ...

In their 21 matches since Tite became head coach, Brazil have conceded just five times - keeping 16 clean sheets in the process. The ace forward is his country's biggest hope at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation and will be tasked with spearheading the Tite-coached team's attack.

Now the serious business begins as Brazil open their Group E campaign against Switzerland on June 17, before taking on Costa Rica and Serbia.

Barcelona star Coutinho hit the bar with 16 minutes left when he almost caught Lindner out. They are looking to re-focus after their World Cup preparations were thrown off track when their match against Israel was called off.

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Some sublime trickery left home defender Aleksandar Dragovic on the seat of his shorts before Neymar coolly slotted home to put Tite's side 2-0 up.

Austria faces Brazil in an worldwide friendly on Sunday at Ernst Happel Stadion in Vienna, Austria.

Austria have not been present in the finals of a World Cup since the 1998 competition, and they failed to make it out of the group stages in France. Brazil is in red-hot form after their wins over Germany and Croatia.

In Vienna he even emulated Alves a bit by bombing forward and demanding the ball at moments when Brazil were inevitably attracted to attack down the left via Neymar and Coutinho.

"You can talk, you're Brazilian and you can dream; we're dreaming more and more".

"Neymar looked incredibly fit and fresh at Anfield".