Former Brazilian national team footballer and ex-Arsenal star Gilberto Silva said he had «high expectations» in the lead up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia this summer. Silva spoke from Moscow on Friday during his visit to the country, as Russia prepared to take on Brazil in a friendly match that same day. Silva said, «we are waiting for such games, when expectations of... Еще attendees, the press, fans and the teams are high. I think a good job was done.» The former footballer also said that the Russian national team «is in a good shape, I would even say, in great shape. I visited the Luzhniki Stadium yesterday. An excellent stadium, a good pitch.» The World Cup is set to take place in Russia from June 14 to July 15.