Neymar Gives Philippe Coutinho The Treatment As The Latter Turns 26

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Sunday's match suggested that Brazil could start the World Cup in Russian Federation with the so-called magic quartet of Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Gabriel Jesus and Neymar.

Neymar started for the first time since recovering from a foot injury that kept him out for three months. Hindustan Times delivers the news across all social media platforms, on the web, and at your doorstep.

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. He will lead the line for Brazil at the World Cup and Tite wouldn't have any second thoughts about that after today.

And Neymar blossomed in the final half-hour - when Austria's tight defense opened up - showing off his individual skills and crowning his performance with a fine finish that further cracked Austria's resistance.

Brazil started the game in Vienna with a midfield formation that had only been on the pitch together for 60 minutes since Tite took over the national team.

The Selecao superstar moved to 55 goals in 85 caps, equaling the record of 1994 World Cup victor Romario. After playing Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don on June 17, it faces Costa Rica in St. Petersburg five days later, before wrapping up its Group E campaign against Serbia on June 27 in Moscow.

His fellow attackers Gabriel Jesus and Coutinho also scored in a match where Brazil dominated Austria that has been on an eight match unbeaten streak. It might give you a panic attack.

"You can talk, you're Brazilian and you can dream; we're dreaming more and more".

Brazil couldn't deliver when they were the hosts but with Neymar back and the attack firing on all cylinders, this could certainly be their year.

Brazil also face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E in Russian Federation as they look to hit back from their shock 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany on home soil four years ago.

Four minutes later Lindner gathered Philippe Coutinho's drive and Austria survived again after a mix-up between Sebastian Prodl and Lindner nearly let Jesus in.

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