Neymar dreaming of World Cup glory, mocks Austria's 'UFC' tactics

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Deployed this way, he and Neymar will not occupy the same space and that can only be good for Brazil.

Without providing details of the injury, Tite said Fred's situation was "improving" but didn't hint whether the midfielder could be back for the team's World Cup opener.

Below, in a friendly against Germany, Joachim Low's team pressed Brazil high up the pitch in an attempt to force a mistake by the defenders during build-up.

"All the games before the World Cup were important to reach this level of performance", Jesus, who now has 10 global goals, told the Brazilian FA.

The Paris St Germain forward scored his 55th global goal to go level with Romario and sit joint-third in Brazil's all-time scoring charts during their impressive victory.

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Manchester City striker Jesus calmly curled past Heinz Lindner to open the scoring on 35 minutes. It also holds the record of the best overall performance in World Cup, with a record of 70 victories in 104 matches played.

Five-time winners Brazil face Switzerland in their opening group game on Sunday and Alisson has urged his teammates to not be distracted by the summer transfer market.

Tite's side go into the tournament off the back of warm-up wins over Croatia and Austria.

"We're going to play someone decent in the quarters and if we get beat, then I suppose everyone will say well that's about par".

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There was little let up after Austria captain Julian Baumgartlinger trod on his ankle in the third minute and Neymar joked the hosts' tactics at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion were more suited to mixed martial arts.

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