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Brazil touch down in Russia ahead of World Cup

AFP  |  Sochi 

A squad arrived in in the early hours of Monday morning as they set their sights on winning for the sixth time.

Neymar and the rest of the team touched down in Sochi, the resort city where they will be based during the tournament, just before 3am local time (0000 GMT) on a flight from

They left the Austrian capital on Sunday evening after beating their hosts 3-0 in their final friendly ahead of the World Cup, with Neymar among the scorers.

The world's most netted on what was his first start since undergoing on a fractured foot in early March, while and scored the other goals against an Austrian side who failed to qualify for

begin their campaign next Sunday, June 17, when they face in Rostov-on-Don.

They will also come up against and in Group E.

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First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 09:50 IST