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While the Paris Saint-Germain defender says that it does not matter who his team meet to decide the World Cup, he would prefer to come up against Didier Deschamps's men

Brazil captain Thiago Silva says that he would like to meet France in the World Cup final.

The Selecao have won the tournament more than any other nation, having been crowned world champions five times in their history. However, their last two outings in the sport's most prestigious competition have ended at the quarter-final stage. As this year's hosts, though, Brazil are one of the favourites to win the trophy.

The 29-year-old centre-back says that he would be happy as long as his side make it to the final but admits that he would love to come up against France in order to gain revenge for the 3-0 defeat that Les Bleus handed the Selecao in the 1998 final and to face PSG team-mate Blaise Matuidi.

"My ultimate dream? Brazil in the final! No matter the opponent," Silva told Le Parisien. "The final could be Brazil against Spain, a repeat of the Confederations Cup final that we won 3-0 last year, or Brazil-Germany or us against Italy.

"Finally, for me playing all year in France, I would like a final against them!

"Would I like a reunion with Matuidi? Yes, and it would be especially good to have the opportunity to take revenge for the defeat in the World Cup final in 1998.

"It was a great loss and a great disappointment for us. This disillusionment has remained in the memories of all Brazilians."