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Fernandinho set for Brazil return against Germany

IANS  |  Berlin 

is expected to hand a starting berth to Manchester City's in Tuesday's friendly against reigning world champions at the expense of

tested in a holding midfield role alongside Casemiro and Paulinho on Sunday in the team's first training session since a 3-0 victory over in on Friday, reports

was part of the team that lost 7-1 to in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup, a match described as a "national tragedy" by the country's press.

Since then, his starting appearances for the Selecao have been sporadic. But teammate Miranda said the inclusion of the former Shakhtar Donetsk for the clash at would provide greater protection for the back four.

"Fernandinho will give extra reinforcement for the defence," the Inter Milan centre-back told a news conference.

"It's going to be a great duel, without doubt. is a dynamic team.

"That result (at the 2014 World Cup) is now history and these days the team is a lot more prepared. What happened (in Belo Horizonte) isn't normal. We want to create a new piece of history," he added.

Brazil's change in formation is expected to see shifted from a central attacking role to the left, relegating Juventus winger Costa to the bench.

The fixture will be the last chance for players from both sides to make an impression for their respective national teams before and his Germany counterpart Joachin Low announce their squads.

Football's biggest tournament will be played in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.



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First Published: Mon, March 26 2018. 17:36 IST