Coutinho gets egged by Brazil team mates on his 26th birthday

Coutinho gets egged by Brazil team mates on his 26th birthday

Shortly after, the team flew to Sochi, its base for the tournament, as those back in their homeland reacted to a win which impressed and boosted expectations of winning an unprecedented sixth world title. In particular, Coutinho was singled out for praise as a "key piece" of Tite's team who "each time" appears "more intimate with his new position" that has been created for him with a view to the coach finding a way to accommodate both the Barcelona midfielder and the in-form, ever-reliable Willian of Chelsea. Some of the members from that team have survived, and are keen to exorcise those demons.

Brazil's coach had earlier said that Sunday's performance would inform the selection of a starting lineup for the World Cup tournament in Russian Federation.

Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup: How does Brazil line-up?

At the pre-World Cup training camp, Tite made a decision to move PSG central defender Thiago Silva to Marquinhos' place.

While Jesus was Brazil's top scorer in qualifying, he faces competition from Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino. Yet the star of the summer's most memorable television spot is not actually a player at all. Brazil had assured they are an attacking force with the likes of Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, Willian and Philippe Coutinho leading their attacking line and Tite ensured that effect remained together.

At Russia, Brazil have a clear ambition and goal, to advance to the latter stages of the tournament and even try to win it.

Next up for Brazil is the game against Costa Rica, as the Central Americans will be out to prove they were no fluke back in 2014.

Allison is Brazil's keeper for the tournament barring an injury or uncharacteristically poor play.

In midfield, an incredibly mobile and capable crop of players in Fernandinho, Casemiro and Paulinho lie in wait.

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With Microsoft's backing, the new studios, will have the resources to "take bigger risks" and "create bigger worlds", he said. Playground Games , a 200-plus-employee studio based in Leamington Spa, UK, which developed the Forza Horizon Series of Games.

The FIFA International Friendly between Brazil v Austria is going to be played on 10th June 2018.

The current squad indeed has shades of previous champions in their ranks.

Tite has so far brought back the mojo in this Brazil squad, but will this be enough to lift the World Cup?

Federation Internationale de Football Association 2018 World Cup: What are Brazil's weaknesses? Overeager defenders pressing forward and leaving wide open gaps behind has been the price some of the teams from the past have paid, and this side will be no different. But Alves will miss the World Cup because of injury and will be replaced by Manchester City defender Danilo.

Germany are also in Group F, and are expected to win it, but should neither they nor Brazil do as expected, the 2014 repeat may happen two rounds sooner.

With 9/2 odds favouring them, Brazil are one of the strongest contenders to go all the way, which is no surprise given their past record.

Yeah, pretty safe to say Neymar is ready for the World Cup ...

One thing is for certain though, the pain, at least from the point of view of a World Cup, will never be fresher, so what better time to set about easing it... the raw emotion of redemption will course through every player.