World Cup 2022: Chelsea Star Thiago Silva Makes History in Qatar as Brazil Maul South Korea

World Cup 2022: Chelsea Star Thiago Silva Makes History in Qatar as Brazil Maul South Korea

  • Thiago Silva was in good shape for Brazil during their World Cup last 16 meeting with South Korea on Monday night
  • The Chelsea defender bagged an assist during the tie as the multiple World Cup winners demolished their opponents 4-1
  • In so doing, Silva, who is aged 38 years, became the oldest player in the history of the global football showpiece to assist a goal

Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva has inked his name in history books following his performance during Brazil's World Cup clash against South Korea.

Silva has formed an important part of Brazil's World Cup campaign in Qatar as Tite's men eye the prestigious trophy.

The experienced defender was in the starting XI as Brazil battled South Korea in the round of 16 of the tournament on Monday night, December 5.

Thiago Silva, FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022, Brazil, South Korea, Stadium 974, Tite.
Thiago Silva reacts during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 match round of 16 match Brazil and South Korea played at Stadium 974. Photo by Bagu Blanco.
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The South Americans were in the form of their lives as they put four goals past a helpless South Korean side.

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Silva was pivotal in the victory, with the former Paris Saint-Germain defender setting up one of the four goals.

According to Squawka, at 38 years and 74 days old, Silva is the now the oldest player in history to deliver an assist in the World Cup.

How Brazil reached the quarters

Meanwhile, Brazil's 4-1 thrilling win over South Korea was enough to book them a place in the last eight of the World Cup.

Goals from Vinicius Jr, Neymar, Richarlison, and Lucas Paqueta were enough to see through the Samba Boys, with Son Heung-Min scoring South Korea's consolation.

Tite's men set up a last-16 clash against Son Heung-Min's South Korea after they finished top of Group G with six points.

The side won two of their three fixtures against Switzerland and Serbia, with their final group match ending in a 1-0 defeat to Cameroon.

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Brazil pay tribute to Pele

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Brazil's World cup round of 16 encounter with South Korea was an emotional affair for Tite's men.

The tie ended in a 4-1 win for Selecao as they set up a crunch quarter-final meeting with Croatia, who saw off Japan in the other last-16 fixture.

The South Americans used the occasion to send their best wishes to football icon Pele, who is currently hospitalized.