International Friendly Report: Austria v Brazil 10 June 2018

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Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho scored as Brazil swept aside Austria 3-0 in their final World Cup warm-up game in Vienna.

Coutinho drilled a low, long-range effort that drew a fine save from Heinz Lindner and the Austria goalkeeper brilliantly denied Paulinho with his feet shortly after Thiago Silva planted a Neymar corner wide.

Neymar played 83 minutes in only his second game since returning from a metatarsal injury in February but scored a stunning goal and looked very close to full fitness. Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho bagged the other goals.

Brazil couldn't deliver when they were the hosts but with Neymar back and the attack firing on all cylinders, this could certainly be their year.

"If [Austria] opens up in defence, 'go for it, ' I told him at the break. When we release him in the last third of the field, he's lethal".

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The most extreme examples were the Confederations Cup final against Spain in 2013 when Brazil battered their opponents with 26 fouls and the infamous World Cup quarter-final against Colombia in 2014, where they gave away 31 free kicks. The Brazilian squad will hold a public training on June 12.

"I don't know if that can happen, but what I hope is that the national team does its best in the World Cup and that we can come home with the trophy", stated Ronaldo.

Tite said his team "can get a bit more effective but still have a week left to work on that".

Brazil has always been the juggernaut of worldwide soccer, having won six World Cups over the years - more than any other country on the planet. After playing Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don on June 17, it faces Costa Rica in St. Petersburg five days later, before wrapping up its Group E campaign against Serbia on June 27 in Moscow. So, heading into the 2018 World Cup, here are the lowest-ranked sides set to feature in the competition.

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