Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: 36-38 Inches / 92-97 CM
Colour: Yellow, green trim
Player: Thiago Silva
Official Nike Brazil home player issue football shirt from the 2014/15 international season. Complete with T.Silva #3 on the back of the shirt in official lettering.
This higher specification version of the jersey features laser cut ventilation panels on the sides and heat pressed seams for added strength.
Condition of this original rugby shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking jersey, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Silva was able to silence his critics by scoring the opening goal in the quarterfinal against Colombia, and was seen as a top performer in the match; however, Silva picked up his second yellow card of the tournament for obstructing goalkeeper David Ospina, which ruled him out of the semi-final. Brazil tried to appeal his yellow card, but it was immediately rejected. Nevertheless, at the end of the quarter-final stage, Silva was rated by FIFA as the second-best defender of the tournament, and the fourth-best player overall. Silva's suspension brought apprehension to the team; José Mourinho even claimed that Silva was Brazil's most important player, praising the stability Silva offers to the defence.
Silva was replaced by Bayern Munich defender Dante, who was deemed by Germany coach Joachim Löw as "an excellent player". Without Silva as captain, Brazil capitulated in the semi-final, losing by a record 1–7 scoreline to Germany. It was widely recognised that Silva's absence played a crucial part in the shock result.
In the third-place match, Silva returned, but his presence could not salvage any honours for Brazil, as they were comprehensively beaten 3–0 by the Netherlands. In the second minute of the game, Silva pulled down Arjen Robben, as he ran into Júlio César's box with the ball for a clear goal-scoring opportunity. Under FIFA rules Silva ought to have been shown a red card, but he was shown a yellow card instead by the Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi. The referee called for a penalty, while the foul happened outside the box, which was successfully scored by Robin van Persie.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Silva was rated by FIFA as the third-best central defender, and the eighth-best player overall. Silva was selected into the FIFA World Cup Dream Team voted by FIFA.com users, and the Castrol World Cup Top XI based on statistical merit.
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