Rafinha made it very clear that it did not take him long to decide whether he would represent Brazil or Spain.“The choice between Brazil and Spain was the easiest decision I’ve made in my life. I’m Brazilian, 100% Brazilian”.
The ‘Azulgranas’ midfielder revealed that he followed his heart when it came time to make the decision:“I went with my heart and chose Brazil. When you follow your heart, your dreams come true”.
When questioned about his brother’s decision to represent ‘La Roja’ he said, “My Dad and I always tried to convince Thiago to play for Brazil, but unfortunately it didn’t work. He got his call-up for Spain very early on”.