Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
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Goldman Sachs predicts Brazil will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Goldman Sachs predicts Brazil will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Judging by the way Tite's exciting side qualified for the World Cup and how they've performed in warm-ups, this time around Brazil are ready for anything thrown their way. "Dreaming is not forbidden". After cruising to the semifinal of the 2014 World Cup, they were embarrassed on their home soil by Germany, falling 7-1 after the German side scored four goals in six minutes in the first half.

The five-time World Champions will now shift their focus to their opening World Cup group stage clash against Switzerland. "Not only was the attack well, the group went very well".

Brazil had spent 10 days preparing at Tottenham's training ground and beat Croatia 2-0 in Liverpool last week before Sunday's victory.

Marcelo's shot ricocheted off the Austrian block to fall kindly for Jesus, who pounced on it like a predator waiting to ambush the prey to curl a venomous effort into the bottom corner.

The models then learnt the relationship between the characteristics and goals scored, using the scores of World Cup and European Cup matches since 2005. "We came into a game with lots of [physical] contact and had a great performance".

His goal took him on to 55 from 85 caps and he was proud to move level with Romario as Brazil's third highest scorer, leaving him 22 behind record-holder Pele.

"That gives you confidence".

"France obviously have a lot of good players but I'm a bit sceptical about them in tournaments".

Austria, unbeaten in their last eight games and winners over Germany one week ago, proved uncomfortable opponents and had nothing to lose in front of a capacity 48,500 crowd, having failed to qualify for the World Cup.

"I don't know the limit of Neymar, " Brazil coach Tite said through an interpreter when asked if his main striker was back at full strength.

He joked about Austria's rough approach.

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