When it was announced that Manuel Neuer fractured his foot in September of past year, many feared that the German captain wouldn't have enough time to recover and make it to the German squad for the World Cup.
His fellow attackers Gabriel Jesus and Coutinho also scored in a match where Brazil dominated Austria that has been on an eight match unbeaten streak.
Sunday's match suggested that Brazil could start the World Cup in Russian Federation with the so-called magic quartet of Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Gabriel Jesus and Neymar. Our striker took a touch and submitted his effort into the far corner.
Six minutes later, Selecao bagged a third goal as Coutinho played a neat one-two with Roberto Firmino before placing the ball beyond a helpless Lindner.
Under Tite, Brazil have regained the swagger that has been missing from recent World Cup squads.
"I wanted to pay homage to him in some way because he is an idol". But fears of a right-back crisis seem to have been subdued after Danilo's solid performances against Croatia and Austria.
Each time, Neymar remained sitting on the pitch and holding his left ankle with a painful face, though he eventually got up and didn't looked hampered during play. The Brazilian squad will hold a public training on June 12.
Is Neymar ready for the World Cup?
"The concentration and competitiveness of the team was laudable", Brazil coach Tite told reporters.
If Tite maintains the more attacking formation, the Manchester City man will have to mind the spaces created up front but he did slot into the team more easily than perhaps even Tite might have imagined. They will also come up against Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E. Mo Salah (pictured) is another star to watch in the World Cup. It saw a seven-match winning streak, including victories over World Cup host Russian Federation and world champion Germany, come to an end.