Neymar marked his first appearance since February by scoring the opening goal to help Brazil to a 2-0 victory over Croatia at Anfield Sunday afternoon.
The world’s most expensive footballer had been a doubt for this summer’s World Cup in recent months due to an injury, but he showed he is good to go now with a fine solo effort to fire Samba Boys to victory at Merseyside.
Aside from Neymar’s moment of magic, Brazil did add a second with the last kick of the contest as Roberto Firmino scored on his club ground to cap off the victory.
Brazil are now unbeaten in their last 10 matches going into their final World Cup warm-up game against Austria next weekend, whereas Croatia will take on Senegal on Friday in their last outing before the tournament gets underway.
Croatia are Nigeria’s first World Cup opponent in Russia.
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