Mano Menezes has jokingly brushed aside questions over his decision to leave Fred out of the Brazil squad for the forthcoming fixtures with Argentina.
The Selecao coach omitted the in-form striker, who previously voiced his unhappiness at being ignored by the national boss, from his domestic-based team to face Alejandro Sabella's side as they look to defend their Superclasico de las Americas crown next week.
When asked over his decision, the trainer revealed, after a joke at Fred's expense, that it was due to similarities with other players in the squad that he had been snubbed.
"I do not exclude anyone for having a strong opinion, I like those who have an opinion. I am not looking for nice guys, because my daughter is already married," Menezes said in a press conference.
"Luis Fabiano gives me another variation, Damiao is more similar to Fred and is already [in the squad]. I tried to bring in somebody different."
Brazil will face Argentina in Goiania on September 19 with the return leg being played in Resistencia on October 10.