Brazil set to put dour World Cup performances behind them


All the fun took place at Brazil's pre-World Cup training session in Russian Federation ahead of their first match of the World Cup against Switzerland on Sunday. Shortly after, the team flew to Sochi, its base for the tournament, as those back in their homeland reacted to a win which impressed and boosted expectations of winning an unprecedented sixth world title.

However, most fans contented themselves with chanting the name of the world's most expensive player, who arrived with his teammates in Russian Federation in the early hours of Monday fresh from scoring in a 3-0 friendly win over Austria in Vienna.

Owen believes that Brazil, whose 2014 World Cup ended in such disappointment, will bounce back and lift their first trophy since 2002. "We deserved the victory, we played very well", Coutinho said.

"That gives you confidence".

"France obviously have a lot of good players but I'm a bit sceptical about them in tournaments". The Paris Saint-Germain star launched the flour before his strike partner Jesus cracked open an egg on Coutinho's head as he lay there helpless while his team-mates erupted with laughter.

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"When you are always exchanging passes and moving the ball around, it wears the other team down", said Tite.

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The game was Brazil's final warm-up match before the World Cup, so the squad will head to Russian Federation in good form and looking like the team to beat.

Argentina captain Messi, one of the biggest stars in Russian Federation, said his worldwide future will be determined by his country's performance at the World Cup. Let us know in the comments section below. However, he was a different player in Vienna and managed to score his 10th goal in 17 games for Brazil.

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