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And after the friendly victory, Neymar spoke about Brazil's World Cup chances in Russian Federation while joking about Austria's rough gameplan.

The goal was Neymar´s 55th in a Brazil shirt, allowing him to draw level with Romario on his country´s list of all-time leading scorers - only Pele and Ronaldo have scored more goals for Brazil.

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.

"I do not even know the limit of Neymar", Tite told reporters afterwards.

Brazil have not lost since June 2017, a run of 10 games, and have kept 16 clean sheets in 21 games since Tite took over in June 2016.

Now the serious business begins as Brazil open their Group E campaign against Switzerland on June 17, before taking on Costa Rica and Serbia. Philippe Coutinho added a third after being sent deep by Roberto Firmino 20 minutes from the end.

Under Tite, Brazil have regained the swagger that has been missing from recent World Cup squads.




Neymar left Aleksander Dragovic on the floor with a dragback and then scored with a shot between Lindner's legs.

Brazil's forward Neymar celebrates during the worldwide friendly football match Austria vs Brazil in Vienna, on 10 June 2018. Brazil is in red-hot form after their wins over Germany and Croatia.

It is pitched as "a team talk for all Brazilians", and while one might reasonably wonder what exactly all that has to do with current accounts, the lofty tone neatly captures the 57-year-old's standing in his country.

Jesus' goal separated the two teams at the interval, before a wonderful piece of Neymar skill saw the Brazilians make it 2-0 just past the hour mark.

If he lacked conviction in the previous outing and watched his Liverpool counterpart strengthen his case with a goal, then Jesus today looked like a man with a objective.

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