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Manchester City's Fernandinho not thinking of World Cup until league is fully finished

Fernandinho has won six caps for Brazil, scoring one goal
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Brazil midfielder Fernandinho insists that he won't be celebrating his World Cup selection until after the domestic season has closed- by which time he could also be toasting the winning of the Premier League with club side Manchester City in his first year in England.

The 29 year-old former Shakhtar Donetsk enforcer was brought to City last summer and on Wednesday was confirmed as one of the 23 men chosen by head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari to attempt to win a World Cup on home soil for the first time.

He told his club's official website: "Wednesday was a great day. I was in the team hotel when the squad was announced. There was no phone call, I looked on the internet and saw what I was looking for."

"Of course being called up for a World Cup is a big thing for me but I cannot start thinking about it until after Sunday."

"Maybe on Sunday night or Monday will be the time for me to celebrate my call up and the league title."

Manchester City play West Ham United on Sunday safe in the knowledge that a point will secure them a second English league championship in three years.


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