Germany's football players warm up prior to take part in the training session of German national football team at the Vatuinki stadium near Moscow on June 13, 2018 ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.
/ AFP / Patrik STOLLARZ
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SOCHI: Russia: The phoney war is over and most of the big guns have arrived in Russia ahead of the start of the World Cup Thursday. AFP Sport takes a look at how the favorites are shaping up.The absence of the injured Dani Alves at right-back is a blow but Neymar has proven his fitness in recent friendly matches, scoring in wins against Croatia and Austria. His goal in Vienna Sunday, after his first start following a foot operation three months ago, was stunning.Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus has been the most prolific goalscorer during Tite's time in charge, in which the team have won 17 out of 21 matches. The fact first-choice goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has hardly played since September after injury is a concern but the Germans have made at least the semifinals in each of the past four World Cups and are bound to feature prominently again in Russia.
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