Neymar & Philippe Coutinho egged in Brazil's World Cup preparations

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Manchester City striker Jesus calmly curled past Heinz Lindner to open the scoring on 35 minutes.

EA Sports recently predicted that France will beat Germany 4-3 on penalties in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, however.

Brazil attracted hordes of fans who gathered around the pitch where the team is practising. 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.

For manager Tite it was the ideal way to prepare his team for Russian Federation and he will be eagerly awaiting Brazil's opening World Cup match with Switzerland which takes place next Sunday (June 17).

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. We should note that Goldman also tipped Brazil in 2014 (forecasting a 3-1 win over Argentina in the final). Tempers had flared just before that with the Brazilians taking exception to tasty tackles on Neymar and Coutinho. Silva's PSG colleague Marquinhos would be forgiven if he feels gutted: he played the majority of the games under Tite as the Brazilians kept 16 clean sheets in 21 occasions.

Danske Bank also picked Brazil in its preview, which would give the South American team a record six titles, while Commerzbank sees Germany lifting its fifth.

It was a goal you would want to watch on repeat mode and still not get enough of it.

Roberto Firmino's incredible season with Liverpool led to increasing calls in Brazil for Tite to find a place for him in the starting XI, mostly by giving him Jesus' spot in attack. It was the last game of preparation before the World Cup. However, he was a different player in Vienna and managed to score his 10th goal in 17 games for Brazil.

When it was announced that Manuel Neuer fractured his foot in September of previous year, many feared that the German captain wouldn't have enough time to recover and make it to the German squad for the World Cup.

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