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Thiago Silva will be the oldest Brazilian to play in a World Cup

Chosen by coach Tite to captain Brazil’s nationwide staff at the 2022 World Cup, defender Thiago Silva will break a document this Thursday (twenty fourth) on his debut in opposition to Serbia. At 38, the Chelsea participant will grow to be the oldest Brazilian to play in a World Cup match since 1930, surpassing the former right-back’s document Jalma Santos, who in 1966 performed at the age of 37 years, 4 months and 18 days in Brazil’s 3-1 defeat by Hungary on 15 July.

Daniel Alves, 39 years and 6 months previous, will begin the sport from the bench, as Danilo’s back-up in this debut. If he enters throughout the match, the Pumas staff can beat Thiago Silva. Or even in another match of this Cup 2022. Something that may be troublesome to occur, however not not possible.

In his fourth World Cup, Thiago Silva, who didn’t play in 2010, will have the probability to put on the captain’s armband for a third consecutive World Cup. In 2014, he captained all three group matches (Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon), in opposition to Chile in the spherical of 16 (when he was criticized for crying in the penalty shootout), then in opposition to Colombia in the quarter-finals and in opposition to Holland in controversy for third place.

In 2018, Thiago Silva, in Tite’s rotation of captains, wore the armband in two matches: in opposition to Costa Rica, in the first part, and in opposition to Mexico, in the spherical of 16. He has now been confirmed as captain for all 2022 World Cup matches.

Since 1930, solely seven Brazilians have managed to be referred to as up for 4 World Cups: the goalkeeper castillo (1950, 1954, 1958 and 1962), left again Nilton Santos (1950, 1954, 1958 and 1962), proper again Jalma Santos (1954, 1958, 1962 and 1966), attacking midfielder pores and skin (1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970), goalkeeper lion (1970, 1974, 1978 and 1986), proper again espresso (1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006) and ahead Ronaldo (1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006). Of these, solely three appeared on the subject at 4 World Cups: Jalma Santos, Cafu and Pele.

With 11 caps performed, Thiago Silva, if he reaches the remaining and performs all seven matches, may attain 18 matches for Brazil’s nationwide staff at World Cups and transfer up to third on the checklist of gamers with the most appearances for Brazil at World championships. To date, the document holders are Cafu (20 matches), Ronaldo (19), Dunga and Tafarel (18), Lucio and Roberto Carlos (17), Gilberto Silva and Jairzinho (16), Bebeto, Didi, Nilton Santos and Rivelino (15). and Gilmar, Leao, Pele, Rivaldo and Zico (14).

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