2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July


173.0 cm
Date of Birth 09 August 1988
International Caps
International Goals

Willian Borges da Silva is one of the Brazilian players to have found redemption following the country's 2014 FIFA World Cup™ debacle.

Curiously, this atonement has come despite losing his spot in the starting line-up. He started all six Russia 2018 qualifiers under Dunga, only to be recast as something of a super sub following Tite's arrival.

Having been usurped by an in-form Philippe Coutinho, the right-sided attacker was largely restricted to climbing off the bench thereafter, but once again proved himself a reliable performer when called upon.

Almost seven years on from his Brazil debut in November 2011, Willian will feature in his second World Cup on the strength of scoring and setting up five goals apiece in qualifying. His standing in the squad is exemplified by another relatively recent personal highlight: being handed the captain's armband for the friendly against Japan towards the end of 2017.