Manchester United star Casemiro has taken over the captaincy of the Brazilian national team from Chelsea’s Thiago Silva.
Casemiro has been a key member of the Brazilian national team over the years, having made his senior Brazil debut back in 2011.
Casemiro has played 69 games for Brazil so far, helping them to win the 2019 Copa America.
Silva, on the other hand, has not officially announced his retirement from the national team but the 31-year-old Casemiro will have the honour of taking on the most famous armbands in football history.
“There are several ways of thinking,” Casemiro said at a press conference upon the announcement.
“We had Thiago Silva [as captain] in the World Cup but, on my part, I feel prepared. I prepared myself for this and I am thankful for the trust.”