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Brazil vs. Croatia - Football Match Report

Brazil vs. Croatia - Football Match Report

The most expensive player in the world has been sidelined since February 25, when he fractured a metatarsal and sprained his ankle playing for Paris Saint-Germain in a French league match against Olympique de Marseille.

Tite was left delighted on Sunday as Neymar made his return to football following a metatarsal injury, and the former Barcelona star exchanged shirts with a former rival in Luka Modric after the match ended.

Liverpool icon Kenny Dalglish has urged fans not to boo Philippe Coutinho when he returns to Anfield on Sunday.

The Brazilian injured the same foot playing for Paris Saint-Germain and underwent surgery in Brazil in early March.

When asked after the match about Neymar potentially joining Madrid this summer, Modric said after Brazil's win over Croatia: 'Let's see what happens'.

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Brazil face Austria in their final pre-World Cup friendly on June 10 before taking on Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E in Russian Federation.

"Neymar? He'll start on the bench because he's still recovering, and will come on at half-time because we're preparing as a team", Tite told reporters at a press conference on Saturday. "I was expecting much less".

"With Coutinho, his ability was a good start and the goals he scored from outside the box were tremendously exciting".

The Brazilians had to wait until second-half stoppage time to secure the second goal as a ball over the top found Roberto Firmino, who calmly lobbed Subasic.

Kenny Dalglish yesterday encouraged fans not to boo their ex-hero, who played more than 200 games for the Reds.