Gilberto Silva knows first-hand what it means to win the FIFA Confederations Cup, having triumphed with Brazil at both tournaments he participated at: Germany 2005 and South Africa 2009. The former Arsenal midfielder, who also won the 2002 FIFA World Cup™ and continues to shine at the age of 40 for Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro, shared his memories of the competition and gave his thoughts on the upcoming edition in an interview with FIFA.com.
When asked “How does it feel to lift the trophy?” Gilberto said
It’s fantastic – the reward for all your hard work. It’s wonderful and it’s hard to describe what goes through your mind at that point. Some people cry, others smile and others dance. Everyone experiences it in a different way, so you just have to enjoy it as much as you can. Only the people who were involved know what it took to get there; all the meetups, training and over a year of preparations.
Speaking of preparations, SuperSport has confirmed itself as Africa’s home of world football after completing a broadcast deal with FIFA for its major international rights for the 2017/18 season.
DStv customers’ football experience will be taken to a whole new level with the impending FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia and the FIFA World Cup, which also takes place in Russia in June 2018. All 64 matches will be broadcast live in High Definition.
“Soccer is among the jewels in the SuperSport crown,” said Gideon Khobane, SuperSport Chief Executive. “We have long enjoyed the thrills of the World Cup and FIFA’s other properties and this new arrangement prolongs what has become a great partnership.”
Other FIFA events on the broadcast calendar are the FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 World Cups, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and, in 2018, the FIFA Under-20 and Under-17 Women’s World Cup tournaments.
These acquisitions now sit alongside SuperSport’s already substantial offering that includes the major leagues, Champions League and the SA Premier Soccer League.