Worldwide friendlies: Austria 0-3 Brazil, 5 Talking Points

Brazil’s Alisson gestures during a press conference at Yug Sport Stadium in Sochi

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After a quiet start to the second half, Brazil doubled their lead in the 62nd minute as Neymar skillfully skipped past a defender before calmly slotting into the bottom corner.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring for Brazil during Sunday's 3-0 win over Austria.

Brazil concluded their European warm-up ahead of the 2018 World Cup by beating Austria 3-0, thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.

Back in February, the Neymar lay crumpled in a heap on the floor during a game against Marseille after he sustained a fractured metatarsal.

Four years later, playing as hosts under Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil were overly dependent on Neymar as they muddled their way through to the semi-finals before losing 7-1 to Germany, when he was injured.

Neymar, substituted in the 83rd minute, was on the receiving end of some rough challenges and needed treatment after a tackle from behind from Aleksandar Dragovic who was booked.

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.

"We got ready for the UFC today, but it was good", he added. "It was a hard match, with heavy physical contact and we did really well".

Some teams weren't even expected to qualify for the World Cup, with two making their tournament debuts, while others aren't expected to win a single game.

He equalled Selecao legend Romario with the spectacular strike which was his 55th goal in national colours.

Six minutes later, substitute Roberto Firmino set Coutinho clear down the left and he curled his shot wide of Lindner in for the third.

Sublime control, unmatched skills and a poised finish was what resulted into a stunning effort by the Brazilian - who will be carrying a lot of weight of expectations on his shoulders in Russian Federation.

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