Could Fernandinho follow the pathway Kléberson took in the 2002 World Cup?Fernandinho has a great chance of starting against Chile
The story of former Manchester United midfielder Kléberson in the 2002 World Cup is well known by Fernandinho and Brazilians will be hoping history repeats itself in this tournament.
In 2002, Kléberson started the tournament on the bench but came on against Costa Rica in Brazil's final group game and impressed.
The Brazilian midfielder earned his first start in the quarter-finals against England and started every match after to help Brazil win their fifth world title.
Fernandinho now hopes to follow in the footsteps of Kléberson, he told Lancenet: “Hopefully this story is valid for me and the squad.
“But it's no use just relying on that. We have to make it happen in practice and in games.”
Head coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was also questioned on what changes he would make for Brazil’s round of 16 match against Chile.
He played his cards close to his chest, though, and said they’ll analyse the Cameroon game and decide according to training as well.
“I will analyse the game and get the adrenaline out of the body,” Scolari added. "I'll watch the video, see replays, I might interpret it again differently.
“Let's look at Chile, change training schedules to get ready for Saturday's game and put out the best team.”