Austria 0 Brazil 3: Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus score as Tite's men look to World Cup
By Anthony Chapman10th June 2018, 4:54 pmUpdated: 10th June 2018, 5:51 pm
BRAZIL scored three superbly-taken goals to beat feisty Austria 3-0 in sweltering conditions on Sunday to put the finishing touches to their impressive World Cup preparations.
Gabriel Jesus put Brazil ahead in the 36th minute with a delightful dinked finish past Heinz Lindner.
Then Neymar, starting a game for the first time since his injury in February, added a stunning second goal in the 63rd minute
Neymar left Aleksander Dragovic on the floor with a dragback and then scored with a shot between Lindner's legs.
Six minutes later, substitute Roberto Firmino set Philippe Coutinho clear down the left and he curled his shot wide of Lindner for the third.
Five-times champions Brazil open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on June 17.
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The other teams in their group are Costa Rica and Serbia.
Brazil last won the World Cup in 2002 and were thrashed 7-1 by Germany in the 2014 semi-finals despite hosting the tournament.
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Austria: Siebenhandl, Dragovic (Danso 70), Prodl, Hinteregger, Lainer, Grillitsch (Zulj 66), Baumgartlinger, Alaba, Schopf (Hierlander 58), Arnautovic, Schlager (Burgstaller 58).
Subs Not Used: Lindner, Potzmann, Wimmer, Ilsanker, Alar, Schaub, Kainz, Bauer.
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Brazil: Alisson, Danilo, Thiago Silva (Marquinhos 60), Miranda, Marcelo (Filipe Luis 67), Paulinho, Casemiro (Fernandinho 61), Coutinho (Taison 75), Willian, Gabriel Jesus (Firmino 67), Neymar (Douglas Costa 83).
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