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Neymar stars as Brazil beat Crotia 2 – 0


The Paris St-Germain star, 26, smashed a shot in off the bar after a slick move involving Chelsea’s Willian and Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.

Neymar scored a brilliant goal on his return from injury as Brazil began their World Cup preparations with a win over Croatia at Anfield.


Croatia’s high tempo created first-half chances for Dejan Lovren and Andrej Kramaric. But Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino scored in added time to seal the victory.

Brazil, who became the first team to qualify for the World Cup in March, face Austria next Sunday before starting their Group E campaign against Switzerland on 17 June.

The return of their talisman Neymar, who joined PSG from Barcelona for £200m last August, is well-timed after he missed more than three months after injuring his ankle in February.

It was a satisfactory end for Firmino too – the 26-year-old has now scored 15 goals at Anfield for club and country since the start of the 2017/18 season.

Source: BBC News