There were great concerns in Brazil as star player Neymar suffered an injury to his right foot in February, with many fearing he will not be in fit in time for the World Cup finals in Russian Federation.
"We are drawn to machine learning models because they can sift through a large number of possible explanatory variables to produce more accurate forecasts than conventional alternatives", a group of strategists from Goldman's global research team wrote in a client note.
Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has moved level with Romario in third on Brazil's all-time leading goalscorers list. The world's most expensive player came back from a broken metatarsal last weekend to rifle in a game-sealing goal in the 2-0 win over Croatia at Anfield.
And the chances are that you've probably developed a pretty serious case of World Cup Fever by now (it's a registered medical condition, look it up).
Brazil will hope Neymar can carry the hopes of the nation.
Tempers had flared just before that with the Brazilians taking exception to tasty tackles on Neymar and Coutinho.
Russian Federation was a disputed choice when it was handed the World Cup in a closely watched 2010 vote that has since been tainted by bribery charges and the tournament takes place against a background of worldwide tensions.
"The live studio show Football Extraaa and the breakfast show Kick-Off will enrich the die-hard football enthusiast's viewing experience of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia", Rajesh Kaul, President, Sports and Distribution Business, Sony Pictures Networks India said. "We played another game and we proved to ourselves that we are ready for the World Cup". "We deserved the victory, we played very well", added Barcelona forward Coutinho to the Brazilian FA.
There are others who are on the brink of being considered as contenders and a few years of improvement may result in them finally breaking the barrier.
While Brazil are celebrating the World Cup carnival by relaxing the work timings for people, a Uruguayan university has made a decision to cancel classes on Uruguay matchdays.
Despite notching home double digits during the Tite era, Jesus offers so much more to his game than just goals alone, as he combines a tenacious work ethic with an ability to hold the ball up expertly while bringing his attacking teammates into play.