Neymar makes spectacular return as Brazil beats Croatia

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Roberto Firmino helped Brazil to a 2-0 victory against Croatia at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Roberto Firmino scored Brazil's second goal in the 90th minute.

On Sunday he returned to Merseyside for the first time as Brazil continued their preparation for the World Cup against Croatia and why wouldn't it be at Anfield.

While many expect Brazil to be one of the favourites for the forthcoming World Cup, Croatia may have announced themselves as a dark horse - despite ultimately losing the match.

Neymar suffered a fractured foot while playing for PSG against Marseille in Ligue 1 on February 25. 'I need to lose that fear as quickly as possible to arrive at the World Cup at my best'.

As the half-hour approached, former Anfield favourite Philippe Coutinho fired over and then cut in from the left before sending his attempted shot wildly wide.

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"It's been three months that I've been injured", said Neymar, with the World Cup to start in Russian Federation in 10 days.

Croatia's goalkeeper Danijel Subasic (L) reacts as Brazil's striker Neymar celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the global friendly football match between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield in Liverpool on June 3, 2018.

Tite said Neymar must be "a protagonist" for his country but added that the others players must also step up.

The Selecao struggled for momentum in the opening 45 minutes, but that all changed when the Paris Saint-Germain forward came off the bench at half time to make his first appearance in three months.

Russian Federation 2018 will be Neymar's second World Cup finals.

Ahead of Croatia friendly, Tite was asked Neymar's anticipated return.

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