Goldman Sachs predicts Brazil will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Goldman Sachs predicts Brazil will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Goldman Sachs predicts Brazil will win the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The models then learnt the relationship between the characteristics and goals scored, using the scores of World Cup and European Cup matches since 2005.

Brazil play Switzerland next Sunday in their World Cup opener.

Brazil have lost only one game out of 20 since Tite was appointed in June 2016 and have regained their confidence which was shattered by the 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany at the last World Cup. Deployed this way, he and Neymar will not occupy the same space and that can only be good for Brazil.

Manchester City striker Jesus also insisted Tite's side are ready for the tournament.

The ace forward is his country's biggest hope at the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation and will be tasked with spearheading the Tite-coached team's attack.

The team have great balance as well, with Casemiro protecting a solid defence.

The Brazilians were due to arrive there in the early hours of Monday, ahead of their opening game at the tournament against Switzerland next Sunday.

Costa Rica, meanwhile, were the surprise package four years ago, taking seven points from Italy, Uruguay and England, before losing in a penalty shootout to the Netherlands in the quarter finals.

Selecao eventually broke the deadlock with 10 minutes remaining in the first-half, with Gabriel Jesus slotting into the far corner from a tight angle.

The foursome, starting together for the first time, worked superbly in hard conditions on Sunday to break down an Austria side which had beaten Germany only one week earlier.

"You can talk, you're Brazilian and you can dream; we're dreaming more and more".

Neymar played 83 minutes in only his second game since returning from a metatarsal injury in February but scored a stunning goal and looked very close to full fitness.

Neymar, Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus were on the score-sheet as Brazil concluded their World Cup warm-ups with a convincing victory over Austria in Vienna.

He also seemed to revel in no longer having to carry the team on his shoulders. "His technical and creative capacity is impressive".

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