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Neymar's fitness, Thiago Silva's form: Brazil are ready for the World Cup

The FC crew discuss what separates Brazil from some other elite World Cup squads and how Neymar will get on in Russia. Brazil have won a record-breaking five World Cups. Can Tite's men make it six in Russia? The ESPN FC panel are joined by Raf Honigstein to dissect Brazil's chances of winning the World Cup following the release of their 23-man squad. After humiliation on home soil for Brazil in 2014, Ian Darke and ESPN's expert panel feel redemption could be in the cards for Neymar and company. It's true that Brazil's latest opponent, Austria, have consistently failed to qualify for the World Cup since 1998, and an ageing Croatia are not expected to pull off a rampaging campaign in Russia 2018. But they could hardly be called lukewarm opponents. Therefore Brazil should pat themselves on the back after their last pre-World Cup friendlies. After scoring five goals and conceding none in those two victories, there is a perception that the team will arrive at the tournament on a high, especially......


Published By: ESPN FC - Monday, 11 June

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