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Brazil legend Rivaldo, has revealed that he’s pleased with the performance of Thiago Silva in the Chelsea team.
The 37-year-old is still playing at a very high level despite his age, and he hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down yet.
Rivaldo has now backed Silva to play in next summer’s World Cup when he’d be approaching 38.
“It’s a joy to see Thiago Silva playing so well for Chelsea in the best league in the world,” Rivaldo told BetFair.
“Players can extend their careers at the highest level longer than in the past. Dani Alves is another who’s played well into his late-30s in recent years.
“With the quality and class Silva is showing in a tough competition, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him playing for Brazil at the Qatar World Cup in 2022.
“His experience would be a bonus for the team. He is used to facing some of the best strikers in the world regularly which could be crucial for Brazil in decisive moments of the World Cup next year.
“I think Brazil manager Tite’s decision will also depend on potential new centre-backs that might emerge this season, but it should be a great comfort for the Brazilian manager to see Silva in such a great form and probably ready to compete at the highest-level next year.”