Neymar is "calm and confident" as he continues his return from injury ahead of the World Cup, according to Brazil captain Thiago Silva. Gabriel Jesus showed off his football freestyle skills before Philippe Coutinho got his ears flicked by teammates including Neymar as the loser of a game of keepie-uppie. LONDON — When Thiago Silva moved to Russia more than a decade ago, tuberculosis nearly derailed his career.
This year, the Brazil defender will be back in the country playing at the World Cup.
The 33-year-old Silva joined Dynamo Moscow in 2005 but soon felt chest pain that needed to be checked out. It was found to be tuberculosis, which put him in the hospital for five months. Russian doctors even considered removing part of his lungs.
"That would have ended my career, I needed guardian angels…