Neymar to start Brazil's pre-World Cup friendly at Austria

AP , AP , Thursday 7 Jun 2018


Neymar is set to start in Brazil's last pre-World Cup friendly at Austria on Sunday.

Brazil coach Tite put the striker in his main formation during training on Thursday in London.

Midfielder Fernandinho, who started the friendly against Croatia last Sunday in Liverpool, was left out to open space for the star.

Neymar is still recovering from a foot injury that stopped him from playing for three months.

At Anfield, the striker joined the team during the break against Croatia. Neymar scored the first goal in the 2-0 win in stylish fashion. It was his first goal since February.

Midfielder Fred was forced out of the training after a tackle by Casemiro hit his right ankle.

Brazil travels to Austria on Friday.

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