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Man City’s Fernandinho reveals underhand tactics regularly used in Brazil

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Fernandinho has been describing some of the regularly tactics displayed by officials and fans of Brazil and South American clubs ahead of matches.

The Manchester City midfielder started off his career with Atlético Paranaense and has discussed some of the difficulties Brazilian footballers have to face prior and in matches.

Fernandinho told the Daily Telegraph: “When I was in Brazil once we went to play a game against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro.

“The access to the stadium was a very tight road, just enough for a vehicle to go in, and we got a massive stone thrown at our bus.”

As previously stated it isn’t just going to the stadium where teams face underhand tactics, Fernandinho added: “We were not allowed to warm-up on the pitch – it was too dangerous.

“We had to warm-up in a cement area that was a cinema or something like that. They did all sorts of tricks but we still played the game and won the match.

“It was a very important game for us. These kind of things happen and when they do they create more motivation in our group.”


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