Tite reveals Fernandinho has been excluded from Brazil duty due to personal reasons

Brazil head coach Tite has revealed that Fernandinho has been ignored from the national team due to personal reasons rather than him being axed from the setup. The Manchester City star suffered a major disappointment during the summer after he scored an own goal during the World Cup quarter-final against Belgium which eventually contributed to Brazil’s exit after a 2-1 defeat.

Thereafter, the veteran had been the subject of racist abuse from the country’s faithful and this appears to have hampered the midfielder greatly to the point that he does not wish to feature for the national team anymore. Speaking to SporTV, Tite stressed that he cannot summon the services of Fernandinho for the time being with the midfielder deeply hurt by the negative reaction towards his family on the aftermath of the country’s World Cup exit.

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