Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva will be out for "several weeks" with the hamstring injury that forced him off early in Monday`s friendly against Napoli, the French champions confirmed on Wednesday.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc said Saturday that he was confident that the club`s Brazilian players will add to the team`s success in the upcoming season despite their nation`s disastrous World Cup.
He may not have been able to deliver the World Cup to Argentina but Lionel Messi topped the google search results for forwards during the just-concluded event in Brazil along with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Brazil came into the World Cup expecting nothing less than victory but tactical naivety, a lack of emotional preparation and an inability to overcome the loss of two leading players cost them the chance of winning a sixth title.
The Brazil players could not be more motivated ahead of Saturday`s World Cup third-place match against the Netherlands and will be fighting to restore their "honour and dignity", captain Thiago Silva said on Friday.
Brazil captain Thiago Silva on Friday spoke out in defence of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who has come in for a barrage of criticism in the wake of the World Cup hosts` embarrassing semi-final defeat to Germany.