Brazil training prank: Birthday boy Coutinho pelted with eggs by Neymar & teammates

Brazil training prank: Birthday boy Coutinho pelted with eggs by Neymar & teammates

Brazil training prank: Birthday boy Coutinho pelted with eggs by Neymar & teammates

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has spoken of fears over his fitness holding up following a broken metatarsal in February and he was forced to withstand some robust challenges before a wonderful solo effort made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute - his 55th global goal sending him level with Romario in third on Brazil's all-time scoring chart. Shortly after, the team flew to Sochi, its base for the tournament, as those back in their homeland reacted to a win which impressed and boosted expectations of winning an unprecedented sixth world title.

With less than a week to go until the start of the World Cup, anticipation is starting to reach fever pitch.

"Austria had quality and we knew it would not be easy". Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho bagged the other goals.

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.

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"The concentration and competitiveness of the team was laudable", Brazil coach Tite told reporters.

Team doctor Mohamed Abou al-Ela admitted the striker, who scored 44 goals for Liverpool this season, was unlikely to play in Egypt's opening Group A match against Uruguay on Friday. It was the last game of preparation before the World Cup.

Coutinho when then hit the crossbar while Firmino nearly got on the scoresheet as the game ended in a deserved 3-0 win to the visitors.

"That gives you confidence".

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Austria, unbeaten in their last eight games and winners over Germany one week ago, proved uncomfortable opponents and had nothing to lose in front of a capacity 48,500 crowd, having failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Brazil are back! And boy can they play.

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