Brazil head coach explains why he chose Fernandinho over Fabinho

Brazil head coach Tite has acknowledged that it was a difficult choice between Fabinho and Fernandinho as he made the squad selection for the Copa America. Fabinho has been in stunning form for Liverpool en route to their Champions League final but he was surprisingly snubbed by Tite for Fernandinho, who has been with the team for the long-term.

Speaking in a press conference, Tite said that he had plenty of difficult moments while picking the squad, considering the number of talented players in the national team pool. When stressed further on Fabinho’s omission, the manager revealed that the selection of Fernandinho was made purely on the fact that he is more versed with the style of play, he quipped: “It was a very difficult choice. Fernandinho knows his responsibilities. It’s the most difficult squad I have ever had to put together.”

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