Brazil scored three superbly taken goals to beat feisty Austria 3-0 in sweltering conditions on Sunday and put the finishing touches to their impressive World Cup preparation.
Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho shared the goals for the five-times champions who showed great patience in the first half as they worked to break Austria down before turning on the style after the interval.
Neymar started a game for the first time since injuring his metatarsal in February, although he played in...
KLAGENFURT, Austria -- Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made his comeback from a nine-month injury break on Saturday but was unable to prevent the world champions suffering a surprise 2-1 friendly defeat to Austria.
Neuer, who had not played a single official game since breaking a bone in his foot back in September, was handed the captaincy and looked fresh and confident but was powerless to stop Austria's two second-half goals.
It was Germany's fifth match without a win -- their first such stretch...
Germany's friendly in Austria was delayed by 100 minutes amid torrential downpours in the city of Klagenfurt.
The game at the Worthersee Stadium had originally been scheduled to kick off at 18:00 local time, but with a little over 10 minutes to go until that time, Germany general manager Oliver Bierhof told ZDF kick-off had been put back because of the conditions.
Officials then said the kick-off time would be revised to 18:30 before putting it back by a further five minutes.
But with players from...