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The FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar this year, and Silva’s Portugal is amongst the favorites for the biggest trophy in international football.
Portugal missed the chance to directly qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing 2-1 to Serbia in their final qualifiers group game.
However, the 2016 Euro champions defeated Turkey and North Macedonia in World Cup Qualifiers to secure a spot in Qatar. They have been placed in Group H alongside South Korea, Ghana and Uruguay.
In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN, Silva discussed his views on several issues, including his future at the English club and the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
The midfielder believes Portugal are a strong side but there are many other strong teams in the fray and the competition will be intensely fought amongst them. Naming other national teams who he thinks are the favorites to win the title, Silva said:
”We are going to try it [winning the World Cup]. We know it’s very, very tough because you have Germany, Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain, Holland, England.
We are going to be up there, and we know we have great players, but we’re one of like 10 favourites.
“It’s not like the Premier League where you have two or three teams, maybe four or five, competing; in the World Cup, it’s more unpredictable. Out of 10 teams, you cannot know who is going to do better.”