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Neymar shines for Brazil

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No. 5 Uruguay 2-1 Brazil 1950 With Brazil cruising to victory in front of a crowd of 200,000 in Rio De Janeiro's Maracana stadium Uruguay scored twice in 13 minutes to claim the tournament. In 2009 winning scorer Alcides Ghiggia was enshrined at

The most extreme examples were the Confederations Cup final against Spain in 2013 when Brazil battered their opponents with 26 fouls and the infamous World Cup quarter-final against Colombia in 2014, where they gave away 31 free kicks.

Jose Mourinho says Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Portugal to the World Cup semi-finals in Russian Federation, seeing off France in the process and setting up a final four clash against five-time champions Brazil.

Not only does Neymar look healthy, he's making any concerns look foolish.

Brazil, one of the contenders for the crown will look to do their last-minute adjustments and get things in order before Russian Federation 2018. After playing Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don on June 17, it faces Costa Rica in St. Petersburg five days later, before wrapping up its Group E campaign against Serbia on June 27 in Moscow.

So, yeah, Neymar is definitely back.

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In the other side of the draw, Mourinho has named a mouthwatering semi-final clash between reigning champions the Germans and Lionel Messi's Argentina - a repeat of the final in Brazil four years ago. With attractive close control and electrifying pace, the Barcelona star drove his side forward, capping a wonderful display with a well-taken goal. Subs: Danso 5, Hierlander 5, Zulj 5, Burgstaller 5. But the big forward doesn't connect properly with his half-volley and he drags it wide.

His goal was sublime as he left one defender on the ground before scoring between goalkeeper Heinz Lindner's legs.

Brazil, wearing black armbands in tribute to the country's tennis legend Maria Esther Bueno who died on Friday aged 78, had chances to go in front before Jesus opened the scoring in the 36th minute. But was he offside? Our striker took a touch and submitted his effort into the far corner.

As the squad trained in the blistering heat in Sochi, the players took it upon themselves to lighten the mood by covering the Barcelona playmaker in eggs and flour, as is tradition in Brazil. A handsome passage of play sees Paulinho through on goal but he shoots straight at Lindner.

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