Fernandinho chose Man City with eye on World Cup

Fernandinho admits he chose to join Manchester City with an eye on Brazil's World Cup squad. The midfielder completed his move from Shakhtar Donetsk last week.

Fernandinho admits he chose to join Manchester City with an eye on Brazil's World Cup squad.

The midfielder completed his move from Shakhtar Donetsk last week.

"I had a stable life in Ukraine. I had adapted and I was loved by the club. But I was left out of the national team in early 2012 and didn't get called up again. That really affected me.

"Then this chance to move to England came. I wanted to go as it will give me more visibility, both in Brazil and Europe. Now my chances of returning to the national team will certainly be a lot bigger."

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