Neymar mocks Austria's 'UFC' tactics after Brazil win

Neymar mocks Austria's 'UFC' tactics after Brazil win

Injury also ruled Neymar out of Brazil's 7-1 humiliation on home soil against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-final but he believes Tite's current crop should make no secret of their bold ambitions in Russian Federation.

Neymar started a game for the first time since injuring his metatarsal in February although he played in the second half of last week's win 2-0 over Croatia when he celebrated his return with a goal.

Neymar is now joint third top-scorer for his country with only the legendary Ronaldo and the great Pele ahead of him in the illustrious list. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep.

Brazil started the game in Vienna with a midfield formation that had only been on the pitch together for 60 minutes since Tite took over the national team.

Neymar Jr. and Philippe Coutinho added to the goal tally during the second half of the friendly match.

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


The models then learnt the relationship between the characteristics and goals scored, using the scores of World Cup and European Cup matches since 2005.

The celebrations descended into a free-for-all when Thiago Silva turned on Neymar and hurled an egg at him, certainly the sort of relaxed atmosphere Tite hoped to create ahead of the biggest tournament in football.

Without providing details of the injury, Tite said Fred's situation was "improving" but didn't hint whether the midfielder could be back for the team's World Cup opener. They will also come up against Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

Jesus got the ball rolling with Brazil's opening goal. The Selecao will be favourites to progress and with Neymar back fit and firing will believe anything is possible.

It's true that Brazil's latest opponent, Austria, have consistently failed to qualify for the World Cup since 1998, and an ageing Croatia are not expected to pull off a rampaging campaign in Russian Federation 2018. But their class told in the end as Neymar's goal was followed by a fine effort from Coutinho, who later also hit the bar from long range.

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