"They are playing at the top level and it hurts a coach to choose but that's my job".
"Fernandinho knows what we expect, he knows his responsibility", Tite told a news conference.
Fabinho was a rock in midfield during Liverpool's Premier League title pursuit, but he has been overlooked for Napoli midfielder Allan, Barcelona's Arthur, Real Madrid's Casemiro and City's Fernandinho.
"It was a very hard choice".
On Sunday morning, Vinicius will start against Real Betis as he seeks to regain his importance under Zinedine Zidane, with there now being no reason to protect the 18-year-old in the in the last game of the campaign.
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Firmino will be fighting it out with Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus for a place in the starting line-up, while Alisson will be competing with City stopper Ederson for the number one spot.
Tite also refused to say whether Neymar will remain the team captain during the tournament. Not on the phone, personally.
Neymar was banned for three matches for lashing out at a spectator following PSG's shock defeat by Rennes in the French Cup final.
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