Alisson focused on Brazil’s World Cup quest as transfer talk rumbles

Alisson focused on Brazil’s World Cup quest as transfer talk rumbles

Alisson focused on Brazil’s World Cup quest as transfer talk rumbles

Neymar has been named in the starting XI for Brazil's final pre-World Cup friendly as they take on Austria in Vienna.

Brazil star Philippe Coutinho got a birthday celebration to remember in training on Tuesday, when his teammates pelted him with egg and flour.

Philippe Coutinho could replace Renato Augusto, who plays at Chinese club Beijing Guoan and is returning from injury, as the playmaker.

Former Brazil worldwide Rivaldo says that Neymar can boost the confidence of his teammates at the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Ederson's stellar debut season with Manchester City, not to mention his outstanding distribution skills, won't, however, be enough to dislodge Liverpool transfer target Alisson. "That's a plus for us".

Neymar took it sportingly, for he probably knew that he was the one who had started it earlier! He and other players posted photos taking time off by the beach. Almost 4,000 people were handed tickets to watch the team's first activity on Russian soil.

"We're going to play someone decent in the quarters and if we get beat, then I suppose everyone will say well that's about par". "We are happy that it happened".

On paper, it's a group that many would expect Brazil to emerge from comfortably, though the Swiss can often prove tricky opponents, and Costa Rica has surprised us all before.

Unusually for Brazil, they go to a World Cup minus a plodding, disliked and distinctly average centre-forward. "Theoretically, during the first three games in the group stage it is easier".

Once they touched down, tracksuited Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov was among the first to greet Salah.

Brazil has its own hotel wing and meetings rooms have been transformed into areas where players can meet with family members and friends on days off.

Injured players missing the tournament include Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero and midfielder Manuel Lanzini; France defender Laurent Koscielny; Serbia defender Matija Nastasic; Brazil right back Dani Alves; and England midfielder Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain. "We have worked on playing out of defense", said Tite's assistant Cleber Xavier. "They are the ones who are by our side in the good moments and in the bad moments".

Despite the quality they boast within their ranks, Brazil were hit by the injury to veteran defender Dani Alves who was eventually ruled out of the competition.

The hotel's presidential suite, on the terrace overviewing the Black Sea, won't have any guests as it was turned into a fitness area to aid with the players' rehabilitation after matches.

Brazil made it to the semi finals on home soil, but the lack of a genuine centre forward meant their challenge was always likely to falter, although nobody could have predicted the wheels would fall off quite so spectacularly against Germany in that infamous 7-1 defeat.

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