In a group full of players who will compete in their first World Cup, a veteran goes to the fourth World Cup and remains synonymous with security among the holders. At the age of 38, completed this Thursday, Thiago Silva will put another page in his already victorious history. This Friday, he will play 108 games with the shirt of Brazilian Team surpassing Lucius.
Brazil plays the penultimate friendly before the Qatar World Cup at 15:30 (Brasília time), at the Oceane stadium, in Le Havre, France. Born in Rio de Janeiro and created by Fluminense, Thiago will compete in his last World Cup. This trajectory with Amarelinha began on October 12, 2008, in the 4-0 victory over Venezuela. There are 107 matches, seven goals, in addition to the titles of the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2019 Copa América.
Up to what age Thiago will play is a mystery. The defender continues at a high level for Chelsea, from England, where he gains more and more the trust and idolatry of the fans. At Fluminense, where he was raised, the player is expected when he ends his career. What he already knows is what he wants to be in the future: coach.
– I have a big dream to finish my career well, to continue as a coach. Who knows, maybe one day as a coach I can celebrate another birthday wearing the Seleção’s shirt,” he said, in an interview with CBF.
During the last interview before the friendly, Tite talked about whether or not Thiago will be a good coach in the future.
– Yes (will be a good coach). And he’s bad for football. And do you know why he is bad for football? Because he makes things so easy and they are so damn hard. He manages to make the clearest, most lucid, transparent decisions with impressive technical performance. I’m out of filter today, right? (laughs)
PLAYERS WITH THE MOST MATCHES IN THE BRAZILIAN TEAM
1 – Cafu – 150 games
two – Roberto Carlos – 132 games
3 – Daniel Alves – 125 games
4 – Rivellino – 120 games
5 – Neymar – 119 games
6 – Pele and Djalma Santos – 113 games
7 – Taffarel – 108 games
8 – Lucio and Thiago Silva – 107 games
9 – Lion and Ronaldo – 105 games
10 – Gilmar and Ronaldinho Gaucho – 102 games
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