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Neymar & Philippe Coutinho take on Dani Alves & Gabriel Jesus in brilliant game of head tennis

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In the last year or so, Brazil have re-emerged as one of international football's finest teams.

The South American nation went through a pretty spectacular lull after their 7-1 humiliation at the hands of Germany during their home World Cup in 2014.

Two poor performances in the Copa Americas of 2015 and 2016 created more worry, resulting in the sacking of their manager, Dunga.

Now, under the expert leadership of Tite, the Selecao look to be back and have enjoyed a brilliant World Cup qualifying campaign.

Aside from the hosts Russia, Brazil were the first team to book their place in the group stages.

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They have dominated the other South American sides, meaning that the current international break has been relatively calm for them.

They did have to endure some terrible conditions in Bolivia last Thursday, with La Paz one of the highest cities in the world.

Nevertheless, the Selecao still managed a 0-0 draw and their final game is against Chile in Brazil.

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The visitors need a win to secure their place at the tournament, something that the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus will not let happen easily.

Tite's favoured front three have been in sparkling form on the international circuit, reviving the halcyon days of Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho.

Before the game on Tuesday evening, Neymar, Coutinho and Jesus decided to play a game of head tennis, with Dani Alves coming in to make the teams fair.

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A video of it was posted on Twitter and the skills on show from the Brazilian boys are pretty impressive.

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How they keep the ball going is beyond us, maybe the England boys should bring the table into their training sessions in order to improve their first touch.

Brazil will arrive in Russia as one of the big favourites to win the trophy, along with Germany, Spain and France.

The Selecao have won the competition fives times but will be looking to end their 16-year barren spell as quickly as possible.

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