Neymar says Brazil are dreaming 'more and more' of another World Cup triumph

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Image: Neymar says Brazil are dreaming 'more and more' ahead of the World Cup

Brazil striker Neymar says the five-time champions are dreaming of yet another World Cup success in Russia.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward struck his 55th international goal to go level with Romario and sit joint-third in Brazil's all-time scoring charts during their 3-0 win over Austria on Sunday.

Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho also netted in a comfortable victory ahead of Brazil's opening World Cup game against Switzerland next Sunday.

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Image: Neymar scored in the victory over Austria on Sunday

"You have to trust, you dream," Neymar said. "You can talk, you're Brazilian and you can dream; we're dreaming more and more. Dreaming is not forbidden."

Manchester City striker Jesus is also confident that Tite's side are ready for the tournament.

"All the games before the World Cup were important to reach this level of performance," Jesus, who now has 10 international goals, told the Brazilian FA.

"Austria had quality and we knew it would not be easy. We managed to play, involve their team and make another big game. The group went very well."

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Brazil had spent 10 days preparing at Tottenham's training ground and beat Croatia 2-0 in Liverpool last week before Sunday's victory.

Marcelo (right) linked up with Neymar at Brazil's training camp in England this week
Image: Brazil had been training in London last week

"The game was important to us. It was the last game of preparation before the World Cup. We deserved the victory, we played very well," added Barcelona forward Coutinho, also speaking to the Brazilian FA.

"That gives you confidence. I always try to be prepared to play where the coach needs me and contribute in the best way possible."

Brazil also face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E in Russia as they look to hit back from their shock 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany on home soil four years ago.

Neymar is now level with Romario and only behind Ronaldo (62) and Pele (77) in Brazil's all-time record scoring charts.

He joked about Austria's rough approach, adding: "We got ready for the UFC today, but it was good. Everyone was unharmed."

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