Neymar can fire Brazil to redemption backed up by all-star supporting cast

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Brazil are certainly one of the top contenders for the title with a team filled with pace and quality.

The five-time World Champions will now shift their focus to their opening World Cup group stage clash against Switzerland.

Neymar scored a superb second-half goal as Brazil defeated Austria 3-0 in their final warm-up game ahead of the World Cup yesterday. Several users shared the video on various social media platforms showing the members of the Selecao having a gala time ahead of the World Cup.

Brazil made it to the semi finals on home soil, but the lack of a genuine centre forward meant their challenge was always likely to falter, although nobody could have predicted the wheels would fall off quite so spectacularly against Germany in that infamous 7-1 defeat.

With less than a week to go until the start of the World Cup, anticipation is starting to reach fever pitch. In particular, the defensive midfield role performed by Real Madrid's Casemiro is essential, providing a link between defence and midfield and a shield to the back four.

Neymar responded in the best way possible, scoring a brilliant second goal after Gabriel Jesus had earlier opened the scoring.

Brazil have won 17 of their 21 games since Tite took over two years ago and lost only once.

"You have to trust, you dream", he said.

Neymar, who broke a bone in his foot in February, marked his first start in more than three months by scoring in Sunday's easy victory in Vienna, drawing level with Romario on the list of Brazil's all-time leading scorers behind only Pele and Ronaldo.

"People talk a lot, I do not know what they are talking about that". "His technical and creative ability is awesome. When we spring him into action in the last third of the field, he is lethal".

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