Having undergone medicals on Monday and Tuesday star striker Neymar and the other 22 Brazil players were put through their paces in their first practice session on Wednesday in Teresopolis, 90km outside Rio de Janeiro.
Although free of injury, the host team have the expectations of an entire nation weighing heavily on their shoulders as they hunt a record-extending 6th title and first since 2002.
It’s the second time Brazil will host Fifa’s flagship tournament and 64 years after the first.
The last time they hosted the event it turned out to be heartache across the country as they lost to Uruguay in the final.
Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari and his men now have just over two weeks remaining to fine-tune their engines for the June 12 tournament opener against Croatia at Sao Paulo.
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