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Man City's Fernandinho eager to emulate World Cup-winner Kleberson

Fernandinho is hoping to imitate one of his former teammates when he represents Brazil at the 2014 World Cup.

The Manchester City star played alongside ex-Manchester United, Besiktas and Flamengo midfielder Kleberson back in his Atletico Paranaense days where the now-34-year old won the 2002 World Cup with A Selecao.

Ahead of the 2014 tournament, Fernandinho says he is eager to emulate Kleberson after learning his trade from the 32-times capped international.

"I played with Kleberson when I was starting my career, he was the player that inspired me the most, as his life story is very similar," Fernandinho said.

"We played at Atletico Paranaense and I had the dream of reaching the national team and win everything he won."

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