Chelsea winger Willian continued to be heavily involved in Brazil’s build-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup by playing the full 90 minutes for his nation in a 3-0 win over Austria on Sunday evening.

Tite’s side look to be gelling nicely ahead of the trip to Russia and they cruised beyond an Austrian outfit which rarely threatened the Brazilian goal.

Brazil had to wait until the 36th minute to open the scoring in Vienna when Manchester City frontman Gabriel Jesus beat home keeper Heinz Lindner with relative ease.

One man who has returned to action with a bang is star striker Neymar and the Paris Saint-Germain world-record buy netted Brazil’s second goal of the game just after the half hour mark when he showed real quality to wriggle away from the Austrian defence and slot home.

Philippe Coutinho made it 3-0 six minutes later, beating the offside trap before tapping the ball beyond the helpless Lindner in the home goal.

Chelsea ace Willian played the full 90 minutes for his country and he looks set to be one of the key players in Brazil’s starting XI for the upcoming tournament. National coach Tite hailed the winger’s all-round qualities when speaking to the Chelsea Presser last weekend following the 2-0 friendly win over Croatia in an international friendly at Anfield.

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