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2014 World Cup: Brazil midfielder Fernandinho calls playing at home a dream


Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho was called up to the Brazilian national squad for an international friendly against South Africa. He says playing for his country, in their country, during the World Cup would be a dream come true.

“It is a dream for me to play in the World Cup in my country; it is maybe the most important thing in my career,” Fernandinho said, via Sky Sports. “The next one in Brazil might be in a hundred years. It’s the only opportunity. I put it in my head that if I played well for Manchester City, then I had a chance to get myself back in the national team.

“After a few months with good performances by myself and by my team-mates, it shows they have paid attention in Brazil.”

“The Brazilian players at Chelsea sent me messages and congratulated me,” he added.

“They said I deserved this call-up by the national team. And we are friends, so they say I deserved it and I thanked them.”

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