Tears, shame and blame: The sorry fall of Thiago Silva – and who could gain from it

Thiago Silva's career should have been defined by the many trophies he’s won after coming back from a serious bout of tuberculosis to become one of – if not for a while the – world’s best centre-backs.

Yet the image that has come to define him over the last year is the one in which, overcome by tears, he falls in the arms of Luiz Felipe Scolari.

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