Chelsea midfielder Ramires talks about his first big matchRamires during a press conference at this year's World Cup in Brazil
Member of the Chelsea squad have been speaking to the official Chelsea website about the first big match which stands out in their memory. In some cases, they've chosen games they attended as a supporter, while in others they've plumped for matches in which they've taken part.
A popular player at Stamford Bridge, Ramires chose a game with the Brazilian national side as the first big match that stands out in his memory.
“It was with the national team in the final of the Confederations Cup in 2009. We played against USA and won the game 3-2 but unfortunately I didn't score,” he told chelseafc.com.
“I played most of the game but I was replaced by Elano with about 20 minutes left. The game was played in South Africa and we were 2-0 down early in the match but we managed to come back and win.”
“Luis Fabiano scored twice and then Lucio scored the winning goal with about five minutes remaining. It was a special feeling to win a big trophy with your country,” completed the 27-year-old.