During the press conference before the friendly match between Brazil and Morocco, Casemiro confirmed he will wear the Selecao captain’s armband to replace Thiago Silva. The 31-year-old midfielder made his debut for the national team in 2011. Casemiro made a total of 69 appearances in the yellow and green shirt, winning the Copa America 2019.
Sharing with the media, the Man United star said: “There are many different views. We have Thiago Silva taking on the role of captain at the World Cup. As for personally, I’m ready for a new role. I am grateful for everyone’s trust. I was mentally prepared for the new responsibility.”
“Talking about another captain, that doesn’t pose a problem for me. Because I’m one of the leaders. I have complete freedom to speak in front of the group as captain.”
After the 2022 World Cup, coach Tite left the role of head coach of Brazil. Under Tite, the Selecao tended to rotate the captain’s role. At the biggest football festival on the planet in Qatar, Silva takes on the role of captain.
At the national team gathering in March, Silva was absent due to a knee injury. Interim coach Ramon Menezes has eliminated many prominent names, and given the opportunity to show off to new faces. Alisson Becker is another typical case of not being recruited.
Mr. Nguyen | 05:20 03/25/2023