The Brazilian team that everyone respects and admires is back again, the one that enjoys good football.
Neymar, who at 25 years old is already the fourth highest goalscorer in Brazil's history, believes Brazil have a great chance of triumphing in Russia next year. You can't pick a rival thinking they will be weaker than others. It promises to be an attractive encounter too, as Brazil pitch their enterprising, attack-minded brand of football against a Switzerland side that might lack the same offensive firepower but nevertheless boasts plenty of pace and a fondness for possession. Everyone's confident and happy looking ahead to the World Cup.
Neymar, PSG's £200million man, will look to avenge the 7-1 2014 semi-final loss to Germany in the Maracanã which he missed with a fracture in his lower back after a challenge by Colombia's Juan Camilo Zúñiga in the quarter-final.
The five-time world champions were placed in Group E with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia - a trio of adversaries that don't appear too daunting on paper - but would likely face Mexico or even Germany in the round of 16, depending on how the groups play out.
"It's strange because I didn't finish that World Cup the way I wanted to".
England must play Kevin de Bruyne's Belgium, surprise packages Panama and Tunisia after they were drawn together in the ceremony in the Kremlin.
"Let me spend my energy on the variables that I can control and those things I can do". You have a result against a team that was eventually champion.
The games also served to help Southgate test the 3-4-2-1 system that he is eager to employ in light of its successful adoption by several leading Premier League clubs. "We're going to study quite a bit". "It's something that we've got to change".