Neymar Jokes About Austria's 'UFC' Tactics, Talks World Cup Dreams

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The Real Madrid icon, five-time Champions League victor, and Twitter superstar (73 million followers and counting) is also 33-years-old, meaning this World Cup could be his last. They lost in the quarter-finals.

The 25-year-old is expected to be Brazil's number one in Russian Federation ahead of Manchester City star Ederson, but his future at Roma has been a massive topic of discussion.

For the 2018 World Cup, it's easy to pick out the favourites.

The birthday prank took place at Brazil's pre-World Cup training session in Russian Federation - they kick-start their campaign against Switzerland on Sunday.


During the tournament's group stage, Brazil will play in Group E against Switzerland (June 17, Rostov-on-Don), Costa Rica (June 22, St. Petersburg) and Serbia (June 27, Moscow, Spartak Stadium). 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.

The defense is solid, the forwards are lethal when they get a sniff of goal and they have the patience to unlock the most stubborn defenses.

As the squad trained in the blistering heat in Sochi, the players took it upon themselves to lighten the mood by covering the Barcelona playmaker in eggs and flour, as is tradition in Brazil.

The Brazilian World Cup squad appear to be relaxed heading into the start of the tournament later this week after they took time out from training to celebrate midfielder Philippe Coutinho's birthday in unique fashion.


The foursome, starting together for the first time, worked superbly in hard conditions on Sunday to break down an Austria side which had beaten Germany only one week earlier.

"You have to trust, you dream", he said. "Sixty percent of our goals are scored in the second half".

Since recovering from the broken metatarsal injury suffered with PSG in February this year, Neymar has scored in consecutive fixtures upon his return.

"People talk a lot, I do not know what they are talking about that". "His technical and creative capacity is impressive".


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