Manchester City star Fernandinho delights Luiz Felipe ScolariFernandinho scored the goal of the game in Johannesburg
The Brazil coach has admitted that he was impressed with the midfielder’s display in the 5-0 victory over South Africa on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old scored his side’s fourth goal with a thunderous strike and won plaudits for his performance on an impressive night for the World Cup hosts.
"Fernandinho scored a beautiful goal but that was not the only thing I liked - also his effort, his good passes," Scolari told Lancenet.
"Fernandinho played well in all roles. He has now been added to the list of options for the World Cup with a good chance (of being called up)."
The Manchester City man improved in the second half after the introduction of the more defensive Luiz Gustavo allowed him to roam into a slightly more offensive role.