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Neymar starts his first match since February in Brazil’s final friendly before the World Cup

The PSG star will start in Brazil's friendly against Austria in Vienna

The Brazilian is fit and ready to go in Russia this summer.

Brazil conclude their World Cup preparations today, playing their final friendly match this afternoon against Austria in Vienna.

Tite has a wealth of talent to choose from in his squad this summer, and will be boosted by the news that Neymar is fully fit once again.


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The PSG man is in good spirits ahead of the World Cup

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The PSG man is in good spirits ahead of the World Cup

Neymar last started a competitive game back in February, when PSG hosted Marseille in Ligue 1.

The former Barcelona man suffered a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle in the match, leaving him with a race against time to be fit for the World Cup.

Everyone was left wondering if he would make it back in time for Russia

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Everyone was left wondering if he would make it back in time for Russia

Neymar failed to make another appearance for the Paris giants for the remainder of the season, but finally made his long-awaited return to action for Brazil last month.

The 26-year-old returned in style as Brazil beat Croatia 2-0 in a friendly at Anfield, Neymar coming off the bench to score in the 69th minute.


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Neymar returned to action in the best way possible

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Neymar returned to action in the best way possible

The PSG star already has 86 caps for Brazil and was a contender for Player of the Tournament at the World Cup in 2014.

Neymar scored four goals before his tournament was cut-short after he picked up a back injury in the quarter-finals against Colombia

He’s back now however and will want to make up for lost time in the tournament this summer.

See you in Russia.


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