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‘I’d be lying’: Thiago Silva opens up on injury fear ahead of World Cup

“Look, if I tell you that I, I believe the majority, don’t think about it, I’d be lying,” Thiago Silva told Brazilian media outlet TNT Sports ahead of the World Cup.

“I think it goes through our head, because every fixture that goes by, an injured one comes out. So that worry remains, that permanent thing in your head.

“However, that’s what I say and what I usually think, as much as we have that nervousness, but I think everything is in God’s hands. I think our path is already written.

“But it is something that is visible to everyone, something that has been happening regularly. We are not happy with this kind of situation. But we have a lot of faith in God that things will work out.”

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Silva has been named in the Brazil squad for the World Cup which is set to be his last opportunity to win the competition – so he’s naturally especially concerned about his fitness coming up to the tournament in Qatar.

The 38-year-old has played 90 minutes regularly this season for Chelsea which is no mean feat at his age. He’s expected to be a regular starter for Brazil as well.

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