Brazil have made their entrance in Russia ahead of the World Cup – and, naturally, they did it in style.

Smartly dressed in team issue blue suits, shirts and ties, the stars of the Selecao touched down in Sochi, their headquarters for an assault on a sixth World Cup title over the next five weeks.

The team’s star Neymar was to the fore as the squad stepped from the plane that had flown them to Sochi from Vienna, where they defeated Austria 3-0 in their final warm-up ahead of the tournament.

Dressed smartly in blue suits, shirts and ties, the Brazil squad touched down in Sochi on Sunday night ahead of the World Cup 

Dressed smartly in blue suits, shirts and ties, the Brazil squad touched down in Sochi on Sunday night ahead of the World Cup 

Dressed smartly in blue suits, shirts and ties, the Brazil squad touched down in Sochi on Sunday night ahead of the World Cup 

The squad posed for a photograph in front of the plane that carried them from Vienna to Sochi after a friendly with Austria

The squad posed for a photograph in front of the plane that carried them from Vienna to Sochi after a friendly with Austria

The squad posed for a photograph in front of the plane that carried them from Vienna to Sochi after a friendly with Austria

Brazil touched down in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where they will be based for the tournament, later on Sunday evening

Brazil touched down in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where they will be based for the tournament, later on Sunday evening

Brazil touched down in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where they will be based for the tournament, later on Sunday evening

The squad pose for a group photograph in their training gear after boarding the plane to take them from Austria to Russia

The squad pose for a group photograph in their training gear after boarding the plane to take them from Austria to Russia

The squad pose for a group photograph in their training gear after boarding the plane to take them from Austria to Russia

Paulinho takes the time to sample some traditional Russian bread as the squad are welcomed to their team hotel in Sochi

Paulinho takes the time to sample some traditional Russian bread as the squad are welcomed to their team hotel in Sochi

Paulinho takes the time to sample some traditional Russian bread as the squad are welcomed to their team hotel in Sochi

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho enjoy a warm welcome in Sochi as singers in traditional Russian dress greeted them

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho enjoy a warm welcome in Sochi as singers in traditional Russian dress greeted them

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho enjoy a warm welcome in Sochi as singers in traditional Russian dress greeted them

Thiago Silva is welcomed by hotel staff waving Brazilian flags and clapping at the Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia 

Thiago Silva is welcomed by hotel staff waving Brazilian flags and clapping at the Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia 

Thiago Silva is welcomed by hotel staff waving Brazilian flags and clapping at the Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia 

Local fans who’d waited at the airport in Sochi late into the night waved the national flag as the players and coaching staff boarded a coach to head to their team hotel.

The Brazilians are staying at the luxury Swissotel Resort Sochi Kamelia in the Black Sea resort, a five-star hotel where rooms cost £600-a-night.

The hotel’s staff, some dressed in traditional Russian costume, pulled out all the stops to welcome the Brazilian stars, waving flags,singing and even offering up local delicacies.

New Manchester United signing Fred posted an Instagram snap of a cake iced in the famous Brazilian green and gold as he checked out the new surroundings.

The Selecao were in high spirits as they posed for a photograph during their flight from Vienna to Sochi on Sunday night

The Selecao were in high spirits as they posed for a photograph during their flight from Vienna to Sochi on Sunday night

The Selecao were in high spirits as they posed for a photograph during their flight from Vienna to Sochi on Sunday night

The Brazil players step down off their plane in Sochi as they arrive for their attempt at winning a sixth World Cup in Russia

The Brazil players step down off their plane in Sochi as they arrive for their attempt at winning a sixth World Cup in Russia

The Brazil players step down off their plane in Sochi as they arrive for their attempt at winning a sixth World Cup in Russia

Brazil's players pose for a picture in front of the plane looking smart in team-issue suits, shirts and ties 

Brazil's players pose for a picture in front of the plane looking smart in team-issue suits, shirts and ties 

Brazil’s players pose for a picture in front of the plane looking smart in team-issue suits, shirts and ties 

Neymar gives the thumbs up to waiting fans at Sochi Airport as the Brazilian team pass through arrivals 

Neymar gives the thumbs up to waiting fans at Sochi Airport as the Brazilian team pass through arrivals 

Neymar gives the thumbs up to waiting fans at Sochi Airport as the Brazilian team pass through arrivals 

Dozens of fans, some waving Brazilian flags, waited late into the night to welcome their heroes to Russia for the World Cup

Dozens of fans, some waving Brazilian flags, waited late into the night to welcome their heroes to Russia for the World Cup

Dozens of fans, some waving Brazilian flags, waited late into the night to welcome their heroes to Russia for the World Cup

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, wearing a gold backpack, smiles as he sees the welcome prepared by hotel staff in Sochi

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, wearing a gold backpack, smiles as he sees the welcome prepared by hotel staff in Sochi

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, wearing a gold backpack, smiles as he sees the welcome prepared by hotel staff in Sochi

The squad were greeted by singers in traditional Russian dress as they entered their five-star luxury hotel in Sochi

The squad were greeted by singers in traditional Russian dress as they entered their five-star luxury hotel in Sochi

The squad were greeted by singers in traditional Russian dress as they entered their five-star luxury hotel in Sochi

Wearing local dress and singing Russian folk songs, the group ensured the Brazilian team received a warm welcome

Wearing local dress and singing Russian folk songs, the group ensured the Brazilian team received a warm welcome

Wearing local dress and singing Russian folk songs, the group ensured the Brazilian team received a warm welcome

Brazilian manager Tite greets hotel staff waving flags and holding yellow and green balloons at their Sochi team hotel

Brazilian manager Tite greets hotel staff waving flags and holding yellow and green balloons at their Sochi team hotel

Brazilian manager Tite greets hotel staff waving flags and holding yellow and green balloons at their Sochi team hotel

Neymar takes a sample of the traditional Russian bread on offer as hotel staff film his arrival ahead of the World Cup

Neymar takes a sample of the traditional Russian bread on offer as hotel staff film his arrival ahead of the World Cup

Neymar takes a sample of the traditional Russian bread on offer as hotel staff film his arrival ahead of the World Cup

Brazil’s World Cup base is certainly stunning and even the weather will make it a home-from-home for the Samba stars with Sochi enjoying more sunshine than any other part of the country.

The resort faces onto the Black Sea with stunning views from one of the 20 luxurious suites and the flower-shaped swimming pool.

Tite and his squad will use the nearby Yug-Sport Stadium for their daily training sessions but the down-side of staying in Sochi is the considerable travel distance to their matches.

Fred posted an Instagram picture of a cake decorated in Brazilian colours in Sochi

Fred posted an Instagram picture of a cake decorated in Brazilian colours in Sochi

Ederson also shared a squad photograph as Brazil made their way from Vienna to Sochi

Ederson also shared a squad photograph as Brazil made their way from Vienna to Sochi

New Manchester United signing Fred posted a picture of a cake in Brazil colours (left), while Manchester City keeper Ederson also shared a photograph of the squad on the jet

Brazil open their World Cup campaign against Switzerland in Rostov on Sunday evening, then make the long journey north to Saint-Petersburg to play Costa Rica on June 22 and then Moscow to face Serbia on June 27.

Having qualified from the notoriously tough South American group with ease, Brazil are considered among the favourites to lift the trophy in Russia.

 

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