Thiago Silva will be taking part in his third World Cup with Brazil, who go into this year’s tournament as strong favourites to take the crown and bring home their sixth World Cup, 60 years after winning their second.
The central defender turned 38 in September and is the second oldest player in Brazil’s World Cup squad after Dani Alves who is 39 but the Chelsea man, who will captain Brazil in Qatar, believes that he is in some of the best form of his career.
Via Adam Newson on Twitter, Silva said: “Right now, I am now enjoying the best version of Thiago Silva. I think now, at my age, I am living the best moments of my career. I also have other personal fulfilments, I have a beautiful family that is a great support to me.”
Silva’s contract with Chelsea expires next summer and with the level of professionalism and consistency that has shown in recent months for the Blues despite his age, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Brazilian extend his stay at Stamford Bridge for another year.
Brazil begin their World Cup campaign this evening against Serbia, with kick-off at 19:00 BST.