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Scolari rewards Fernandinho with Chile start

Fernandinho made a big impact as a substitute against Cameroon

The Manchester City midfielder has been preferred over Tottenham's Paulinho for the first game of the knock-out stages of this World Cup.

Fernandinho impressed with his creativity and finishing in Brazil's 4-1 victory against Cameroon, prompting Luiz Felipe Scolari to replace Paulinho who was unconvincing in the group stage.

The former Atlético Paranaense player completed 85% of his passes, compared to Paulinho's 75%, and was much more productive in the attacking third of the pitch.

Scolari is hoping that Fernandinho's dynamism will cause Chile problems in the centre.  



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