At his age, Neymar has plenty of time to beat Pele's tally and become the country's greatest worldwide goalscorer.
Against Austria, he had no attempt on goal in the opening hour but went down three times following rough challenges by the home side.
With less than a week to go until the tournament, the Brazilian superstar still hadn't started a game since fracturing a bone in his foot in February.More news: United Kingdom minister resigns, plans to rebel over parliament's Brexit role
Injury also ruled Neymar out of Brazil's 7-1 humiliation on home soil against Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-final but he believes Tite's current crop should make no secret of their bold ambitions in Russian Federation.
"Austria had quality and we knew it would not be easy". The PSG talisman was at his brilliant best as he toyed around with defenders before scoring the second goal for Brazil after Gabriel Jesus scored the opener.
Coming off the back of an encouraging 2-1 win over holders Germany in the previous fixture, the hosts tried to put up another fight, but after a positive start, were completely blown out of water by a belligerent Seleccao.More news: Judge allows AT&T and Time Warner to merge
Jesus opened the scoring nine minutes before the break when he curled in from an angle after Marcelo's shot deflected into his path. "We came into a game with lots of [physical] contact and had a great performance". It was the last game of preparation before the World Cup.
"By cycling through alternative combinations of variables, we get a sense of which characteristics matter for success and which stay on the bench", said Goldman Sachs.
Brazil also face Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E in Russian Federation as they look to hit back from their shock 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany on home soil four years ago.More news: Metro Exodus gets February 2019 release date, new trailer released
The Selecao will be favourites to progress and with Neymar back fit and firing will believe anything is possible. "Today was another example that, mentally, we are maturing".