Neymar Slams Austria's 'UFC' Tactics After Brazil Win

Neymar wasn't happy with Austria's 'UFC' tactics.

Brazil continued to prepare for the World Cup with their European venture.

The five-time World Cup winners beat Croatia at Anfield, and, on Sunday, hit Austria for three without reply, including a stunning goal from Neymar.

And after the friendly victory, Neymar spoke about Brazil's World Cup chances in Russia while joking about Austria's rough gameplan.

"You have to trust, you dream," he said via Goal.

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

Neymar holds his foot. Image: PA
Neymar holds his foot. Image: PA

More pain for Neymar. Image: PA
More pain for Neymar. Image: PA

"We got ready for the UFC today, but it was good. Everyone was unharmed," the Paris Saint-Germain ace said about Austria's strategy.

Meanwhile, Brazil concluded their warm-up ahead of the World Cup by beating Austria 3-0, thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.

The Manchester City striker opened the scoring with a superb finish before Neymar doubled Brazil's lead in stunning fashion.

Willian brilliantly found an unmarked Neymar who humiliated a Austrian defender, sitting him down with some fancy footwork before netting.

Stop it.

Following his brilliant effort on Sunday, Neymar now has 55 goals for Brazil not to mention 33 assists. He's still only 26.

That goal puts him joint-third top goalscorer with Romario.

'R9' has 62 goals on the internationals scene to his name, while Pele leads the way with 77.

Neymar and Co. open their 2018 World Cup campaign versus Switzerland on Sunday 18th June, before facing Costa Rica then Serbia.

Will Brazil raise gold in Russia?

Sound off in the comment section below with your prediction.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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