Neymar is star attraction as fans swarm Brazil training

Brazil vs Austria FIFA International Friendly Live Streaming: Where And Watch on TV (IST)

Brazil vs Austria FIFA International Friendly Live Streaming: Where And Watch on TV (IST)

"They can reach the final".

While the Germany players congratulate each other, their Brazilian opponents walk away in humiliation as they succumb to a morale-crushing 7-1 defeat.

Those teams had one thing in common: they used repetitive fouling in midfield to break up attacks.

Having been humiliated and embarassed at their last trip to the World Cup, you'd forgive Brazil if they were keeping quiet ahead of this year's tournament.

In fact, failing to commit enough fouls has been a frequent Scolari complaint about his teams over the course of his career. Europe's Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1 and the Ukrainian Premier League all feature, as does China's Super League and Brazil's own Serie A.

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Fresh impetus was needed and the Brazilian football federation finally decided that Tite, who had been reduced to tears upon being overlooked in 2014, was the man to conjure it. "The team is really well organised; every player has a role that suits his skills".

Brazil plays in Group E alongside Costa Rica, Serbia and Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup. "We hope that he can be our top scorer and can bring the World Cup to Brazil".

A foot injury, sustained three months ago, threatened his involvement in this latest World Cup.

In less than two years on the job, Adenor Leonardo Bachi - better known as Tite - has turned Brazil from a flop into a title favorite. They have scored 47 goals, conceded five and kept 16 clean sheets.

As the clock ticks down to Thursday's tournament opener in Moscow between hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, the five-time World Cup winners arrived in Sochi, the Black Sea resort city where they will be based, just before 3am local time (0000 GMT).

Coutinho and Casemiro, previously in and out of favour, have thrived since being made fixtures in the starting XI; Alisson has been a revelation in goal; and Paulinho, who first made his name under Tite at Corinthians, is a player reborn.

Brazil pressed Austria high up the pitch, never giving them a moment to catch their breath and play easy passes out of the back. With the likes of Renato Augusto and Douglas Costa available to help provide pace and technical ability, Brazil's midfield will be effective. "When we release him in the last third of the field, he's lethal".

"I don't know Neymar's limits", Tite added.

Five-time winners Brazil face Switzerland in their opening group game on Sunday and Alisson has urged his teammates to not be distracted by the summer transfer market.

"We've just lost three finals in a row, which has led to us going through some hard moments with the press", added the Barcelona forward. "It was a hard match, with heavy physical contact and we did really well".

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