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Football: Neymar, Mbappe are Ballon d'Or material, says PSG captain Thiago Silva

Neymar (left), the world's most expensive footballer and Kylian Mbappe, who played a pivotal role in France's World Cup-winning campaign.
Neymar (left), the world's most expensive footballer and Kylian Mbappe, who played a pivotal role in France's World Cup-winning campaign.PHOTOS: AFP
Juliana Mohamad taking a photograph of her children (from left) Muhd Firdaus Masli, Muhd Ridhwan and Nurin Insyirah with Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria. His PSG team-mate Thiago Silva can also be seen at the meet-and-greet session held yeste
Juliana Mohamad taking a photograph of her children (from left) Muhd Firdaus Masli, Muhd Ridhwan and Nurin Insyirah with Paris Saint-Germain star Angel di Maria. His PSG team-mate Thiago Silva can also be seen at the meet-and-greet session held yesterday.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva believes team-mates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe can one day win football's biggest individual prize - the Ballon d'Or.

At a fan meet-and-greet session at the JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach last night, Silva, 33, told The Straits Times: "I believe they can. They are both very intelligent and have a lot of qualities about them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2018, with the headline 'Neymar, Mbappe are Ballon d'Or material: Silva'. Print Edition | Subscribe