Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Neymar got egged during Brazil training as revenge for birthday prank

Neymar got egged during Brazil training as revenge for birthday prank

Neymar is the centerpiece of what should be a dazzling attack, supported by Paulinho and Philippe Coutinho, all of whom are marvelous to watch and could find themselves with the goal of the tournament.

Neymar's scintillating goal drew him level with Romario in Brazil's all-time top scorers list as they cruised to a 3-0 win against Austria.

Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring for Brazil during Sunday's 3-0 win over Austria.

Four years later, playing as hosts under Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil were overly dependent on Neymar as they muddled their way through to the semi-finals before losing 7-1 to Germany, when he was injured. They were filmed at the team's World Cup training base in Sochi, rushing to cover him in eggs and flour before soaking him with water.

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"We got ready for the UFC today, but it was good", he added.

"But I do like our manager, I like our system and we have a couple of match winners in there".

With the temperature hot enough for water breaks, tempers frayed as Casemiro replied with a rough tackle of his own.

Marko Arnautovic gave Brazil a couple of early frights before the South Americans went ahead in the 36th minute, Jesus scoring with a delightful dinked effort from a hard angle for his 10th goal in 17 internationals.

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That goal was Neymar's 55th for the Seleção, with only Pele and Ronaldo scoring more. The likes of Marcelo, Neymar, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho can run through their opponents on their day.

France, who boast "world-class" talent in Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba, according to Australia midfielder Massimo Luongo, are among the tournament favourites in Russian Federation alongside Brazil, Germany and Spain.

Brazil have not lost since June 2017, a run of 10 games, and have kept 16 clean sheets in 21 games since Tite took over in June 2016.

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